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Shortness of breath, chest pains, nausea. Symptoms of panic disorder?

I have not been feeling very well since November, experiencing shortness of breath, chest pains and morning nausea . Visited the er twice because I thought I was having a heart attack , but my primary care physician is convinced I have a panic disorder . However, I still wake up in the morning feeling nausea and discomfort in the chest. What can I do?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Hi there, thanks for asking. if panic attacks last more than a month, it is called panic disorder. If you have not been evaluated for the medical causes that might induce panic like hyperthyroidism, some benign tumors, heart issues like arrhythmia, you should your doctor to do that since it is not done in the emergency room. Panic attack or panic disorder is treatable. There are good medications for it discovered during the last 20 years. If the therapy is combined with talk sessions, you can discontinue the medication after a while. I wish you a good health.
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