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I have had episode for two months now of dizziness and naseau. My chest feels tight as if I'm having panic attacks. I took a tilt test recently and passed out after 41 minutes. Is this Dysautonomia or anxiety/panic attacks. I have been prescribed Fibornif,I think how you spell it, but scared to take it.


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replied March 23rd, 2011
fainting from panic?
Hello.

It seems you might have to go with the diagnosis of Dysautonomia and follow your doctor's advice. Such symptoms can be seen with anxiety disorders, but rarely to the point of fainting. Also, the results of the tilt test suggest you might need to monitor the cardiovascular functions. Panic attacks typically subside withing 15-30 minutes. And there are usually no or minimal anxiety symptoms in between two successive panic attacks. It appears the safer option for you is to treat it as dysautonomia. you might also give a trial of anti-anxiety medicines after a sufficient time has passed for Florinef to work.

Hope this helps.

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD


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