Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
176 Doctors are Online

Experiencing stress attacks, sleeplessness, trembling, weakness, anxiety, adrenaline surge. Done US. What can be done?

Hi, I am 45y/o mum and I have been experiencing on and off waking in the morning around 3-4am and instantly going into a stress attack. I tremble and I clinch my jaws together also I am yawning constantly. I feel weak when I get out of bed because I feel the need to go to the toilet. I have had my heart checked out with a ECG also a Ultrasound and all is good, but this was because I was having elevated heart rate. They diagnosed me with Anxiety, but what I would like to know is when your heart races with an panic attack, is there something I can do to help me recover quicker and do to help my heart cope with the adrenaline surge. I ask because sometimes I get a aching in my shoulder blade and uncomfortable in my chest initially but then goes down to feeling sick and hurting at the top of my rib cage in the upper stomach area?

Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
Answers:  4 Views:  55
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Psychiatrist 's  Response
from ur complaints it seems like u are having anxiety symproms along with sleep problems as u are yawning and fatigued. these complaints alomg with early morning sleep disturbance may suggest depressive signs. its better to consult a psychiatrist to rule out depression. for the anxiety symptoms the options are antianxiety medications or exercise will help.
thank u.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Psychiatrist Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi's  Response
Dec 2014
Welcome to HCM

Panic attacks with anxiety present with such type of symptoms. Tremors, restlessness, chest pain, palpitations, inability to cope, pains etc are main symptoms. There are two type of medicines which are used in such cases. One are to correct anxiety itself as SSRI such as Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Sertaline etc. and SNRI as Duloxetine.
Other are used for immediate relief of anxiety as Benzodiazepines as Alprazolam, Clonazepam etc.
Relaxation techniques are also very useful.
For detailed evaluations visit a good Psychiatrist.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response
Welcome to health care magic
I can understand your situation. I appreciate your effort to seek online support.

As per your details, you are possibly having underlying anxiety disorder (panic disorder). For this consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation. Following treatment strategies would be helpful-

1) Antidepressants/antianxiety drugs like SSRIs (escitalopram, sertarline, paroxetine etc)
2) Antianxiety agents like clonazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam etc
3) Psychotherapy/ Counselling sessions
4) Relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, deep breathing etc

Hope it helps
Good luck
Dr. Gourav Monga
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

From the description of your symptoms, you are likely to be suffering from an anxiety disorder with panic attacks. Whenever you feel that your anxiety levels are increasing and your heart rate is rising, you can try relaxation techniques like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, etc. This will prevent your symptoms from escalating and will provide you relief and relaxation.

There are effective treatment options for anxiety disorders- in the form of medication and psychotherapy. So, I would suggest that it would be worthwhile to consult a psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation and treatment.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor