I have panic and anxiety for as long as I can remember. I'm a healthy 24 year old female. I have a great life but immalways anxious. I recently made my first trip to the ER and they ran some tests and did a ct scan of course everything came back normal. But I'm still feeling anxious like there is something wrong. It all starts with a sharp pain in my head a d from there I run with it. I get disoriented, feel like I can't talk or find the right words, I tremble on the inside, my mouth gets dry, and I'm sweaty. After the "episode" is over I'm really exhausted. I know if it were something the ct scan would show it but how can I finally get rid of these attacks. I've had my doctors reassurance and they are still happening! Thank you
Welcome to the ehealthforum. From your symptoms it looks like a panic attack or anxiety attack. The most common symptoms may include trembling, dyspnea (shortness of breath), heart palpitations, chest pain (or chest tightness), hot flashes and dizziness etc.
When you have such kind of symptoms, breathe slowly through the nose using the diaphragm and abdomen. Do not breathe through the mouth. Talking with a supportive person â someone who has experienced true panic attacks personally; someone who is highly trained in treating panic attacks; loved ones who can offer support and comfort.
If the symptoms persist then please consult a physician. You may need anti anxiety medicines. Severe cases may require Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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