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Shaky, pounding heart, breathing difficulty, sweaty if somebody comes near, touches. Feel tired, depressed, headache, stomach ache later. Solution?

Im a normal 14 year old girl but about a week ago ive started freaking out(it some what seems like an anxiety attack..) when someone gets to close and or touches me. I will shake, my heart starts pounding, i cant breathe, my hands get sweaty, i start crying.. And afterwards i feel tierd, depressed, and i dont know what exactly just happened. I will get a huge head ache right after word too.. Or stomach ache and it will either for for shorter then 5 minutes or hours long... Somethings wrong with me and i dont know what.. Can you help ?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. Symptoms like hyperventilation, palpitations, increased sweating are characteristic of anxiety disorder. A thorough psychiatric evaluation is essential which can be followed by anti-anxiety drugs and psychotherapy (cognitive behavioural therapy). Breathing relaxation exercises, yoga, meditation practices and avoiding tea/coffee would be beneficial in your case.
Dr Sundar Gnanavel
Answered: Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. Sheeba Stephen's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand that your recent symptoms must be quite scary and distressing. From your brief description, it appears that you are most likely having an anxiety disorder, but you need a detailed evaluation to rule out other medical conditions which can cause similar symptoms (like certain forms of seizures).

I would advise you to talk to your parents about this, so that they can they can arrange to take you to a doctor for a detailed evaluation, including a psychological assessment. If it turns out to be an anxiety-related problem, don't worry, there are effective treatment options in the form of medication or psychological therapies, which can control your symptoms.

Best wishes,
Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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