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Panic attacks in night, waking up gasping for air, with cold and drenched in sweats. Is it due to stress?

hi my name is SPC Brandon, Cody A i am in the army and i am away from base on vacation i am working throug a very stressful time.. i have developed what i think are panic attacks and at night i am waking up gasping for air like i held my breath in the pool or something.. when i wake up i am drenched in sweat and cold at the same time.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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If these episodes are occurring only at night,then they may not be panic attacks. Some cardiac conditions also present with such kind of symptoms. It depends on your age and if you have hypertension/diabetes or any other risk factors.
You should undergo an ECG and echocardiograhy to rule out any cardiac cause.
Hope I am able to solve your concerns.
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Wish you good health.
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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