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Offline leah2013

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Is this a panic attack?
« on: April 05, 2014, 05:37:06 PM »
My little brother, who is 22, just called me telling me that has  been having episodes of what he thinks are panic attacks.... he said he feels like he is going to faint, but doesn't lightheaded, hyperventilating, and can't talk much because of the hyperventilation, sweaty palms, feeling he is detached.  He said he doesn't think the heart rate increases, he feels weak instead. It happens when he was alone in his apartment but also when he is with friends. He said he is been having short episodes but that yesterday it lasted like one hour.... does this sound like panic attacks?

I told him he needs to go to the doctor.
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Re: Is this a panic attack?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 11:41:34 PM »
Yeah it sounds like a panic attack.  Most of us have had those systoms. He should see a doctor to rule out other things (like blood pressure, low blood sugar, etc).
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Re: Is this a panic attack?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 01:14:48 AM »

yes this sounds like a panic attack. I get all those symptoms, especially the detached feeling. It is not pleasant! I also get dizzy, and shaky and feel like I can't breathe. I also get panic a lot when I'm alone! I sympathize for your brother.

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