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Difficulty breathing, increased pulse, anxiety, sweaty palms, sudden waking from sleep due to fear. BP, Oxygen capacity report normal. Causes?

Hello, i am suffering from some health problems since last 10 months. the exact diagnosis is not done by any doctors. i am now too tired of this disease . please do the rigth diagnosis of my health problems and tell me what i have to do? Symptoms: difficulty in breathing , heartbeats increases, anxity, palms get cold &sweat, body not feels free in movement, something like needle stiches to neck and pain of it, fear during sleep & sudden wake up from sleep due to fear or pain or any thing else , the exact reason of waking up from sleep is i dont know. During all this symptoms i had admitted in hospital in emergencily, at that time all reports are normal , like BP, Oxygen capacity, ECG,. my MRI chest,CT-Scan brain, X-ray all report are Normal.
Asked On : Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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hello snehalchaudhari1. Thanks for visiting I am glad that you have had all of the test above because that helped to rule out a lot of diseases. I believe that you are suffering from panic/anxiety attacks.

Panic attacks are defined as a period of intense fear or discomfort in which 4 or more of these symptoms develop abruptly and reach a peak within 10 minutes (usually).

1. Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate *
2. Sweating *
3. Trembling or shaking
4. Sensation of shortness of breath or smothering *
5. Feeling of choking
6. Chest pain or discomfort
7. Nausea or abdominal issues
8. Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded or faint
9. Feeling detached from one's self
10. Fear of losing control or going crazy *
11. Fear of dying *
12. Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations) *
13. Chills or Hot flashes

I put stars by the symptoms that you mentioned above and put stars by the fear related points because you do not clarify what you are having fear of. You have at least 4 out of these symptoms above.

This is a medical condition and is well recognized in the mental/behavioral health community. This condition can be treated with antidepressant medications and/or anti-anxiety medications. I suggest that you return to your primary physician with this knowledge and perhaps get a referral to a mental health specialist if your doctor feels it is necessary.

Be well, Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Fri, 6 Apr 2012
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