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Severe panic attacks. Neck spasms with dizziness and weakness. Have asthma and hypothyroidsm. What can help?

I have had some severe panic attacks for the last few years on and off for no reason. About a month ago I started going back to school and I started feeling this spasm or flutter in my neck, especially on the left side. Not long after that I felt it in my chest. It takes my breath away. I get dizzy and feel tired and weak. It seems to happen all through the day especially at night. It really scares me and I feel like I am going to faint at times. I have asthma and hypothyroidism and take Advair and Levothyroxin.
Asked On : Thu, 3 May 2012
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It is important that you see your Chest Physician who manages your asthma to ensure none of these 'panic attacks' are not actual attacks of uncontrolled asthma. If you are taking extra Ventolin (salbutamol) without actually thinking much about its effects, such symptoms are due to excessive beta2 agonist use.
Beta blockers such as propranolol are good in controlling panic attacks (old remedy) but cannot be recommended due to your asthma, and hence important that your symptoms should be reviewed as soon as possible.
Answered: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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