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Does anyone else get a severe headache after having an attack? Like every time you breathe it feels raw?
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replied March 25th, 2011
Hello.

Headaches are known to be associated with Panic attacks. The headache can be brought on by the changes in the physiology due to a panic attack. It is hypothesized that contraction and/or dilatation of the blood vessels of the cranial cavity is responsible for the headaches, which can be associated with hyperventilation, too.

Hope this helps.

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD


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