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Episode of sudden onset of lightheadedness, rapid heart beats, dizziness with feeling of passing out, sweating. Reason?

All of the sudden i felt light headed my heart start to beat really fast i started to get really dizzy to the point of passing out. I was shacking all over and sweating really bad but i wasn t cold . This was about 10 min ago and i am still shakeing and light headed but my chest hurts now. Its really hard to type this and i was stitting down watching tv when this occured.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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You appear to have panic attack. Panic attacks can occur in physical and psychological illness. Panic attack may occur due to psychological or medical reasons. Usually benzodiezepines are given during acute panic attack.

It is better to rule out psychological reasons (panic disorder, GAD, stress and depression) and physical reasons (cardiac illness, thyroid imbalance, anemia or increase BP).

For evaluation and management you can meet nearby psychiatrist as your symptoms started after a panic attack.

Wish you Good Health and all the best.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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