Loading...

Skip Navigation Links

Ask An Expert

Asked by : doughty on Wed, 23 Mar 2011
Asked in :Anxiety Disorder
Comments (0)    No Of Views (1047)   

Member SignIn

Please login to rate
 
Email
Password
     
Forgot Password?
Sign up now
0 rating

I'm a 24 year old male (Indian). I experience symptoms such as breathlessness, pounding feel (in the chest), etc. when I get anxious (such as being involved in a tense situation) or excited (such as attempting to sing in a party, getting to the stage to receive an award, etc.). Once I calm down, these symptoms disappear and they generally don't last for more than 2 - 3 mins. Sometimes I feel like being unable to breathe for a fraction of a second but get normal after that. I have experienced these symptoms several times over the last 8 years or so. I also experienced palpitation once in Dec 2005 (lasted for about 15 mins) and once more recently in July 2010 (lasted for an hour). For long, I thought I was perhaps suffering from a heart problem (I never met a doctor though), but off late, I learnt on the net that there's something called an anxiety disorder whose symptoms are similar to cardiac symptoms. That had me wondering if I too could be sufferring from an anxiety disorder. I want to meet a doctor to get myself checked up. But I fear that as I enter the doctor's room and start explaining my symptoms, I might get tense and start experiencing breathlessness, palpitation, etc. The whole thought of experiencing breathlessness or palpitation is filling me with a sense of fear and I am not able to get myself to visit a doctor. Can you please guide me as to how I can address these fears and meet the doctor with confidence?


Answered by : maneesh on Tue, 29 Mar 2011

What you are describing is typical of Panic Disorder. If you take a printout of your 'Question' to the psychiatrist, (s)he will understand your symptoms and assess you with sensitivity and understanding. Small dose of medication will help you.


Join our Panel of Experts

Post Your Comments

This is an open forum for the public. Please follow our Community Guidelines when posting any material. You are welcome to be critical or controversial, but avoid getting personal, abusive or offensive and try to keep your postings brief. All postings are being constantly reviewed for spam and irrelevant material (such as product advertisement or personal advertisements). Any posting that does not conform to our policy and 'Terms of Use' are deleted.
Remember threads are for only feedback and discussion. We will not use this material for publishing papers or advertisements.
You need to be registered with Medwonders to post any item. If you are a New User please register. You will be re-directed back to this page.


0 Comment(s)
Be the first to comment

Member SignIn

Please login to post your comment.
 
Email
 
Password
 
     
Forgot Password?
Sign up now

Member Sign In

Remember me
Forgot Password?
Sign up now
Answered By :

Dr. Maneesh Gupta

Psychiatry

 

Total Answered : ( 31 )

Highly qualified Consultant Psychiatrist with six years of international experience. I have worked in England, N. Ireland and Wales. www.drmaneeshgupta.com Treats depression, excessive thinking, anxie...
Read More

Support Groups Q-A
 View All »
 Allergies & Immunity (13) »
    • Allergy (6)
    • Common Cold (6)
    • Shingles / Herpes Zoster / Post Herpetic Neuralgia / Chicken pox shingles (1)
 Alternative Medicine (8) »
    • Ayurveda (2)
    • Homeopathy (2)
    • Yoga and Lifestyle (4)
 Brain & nervous system (31) »
    • Alzheimer's Disease (1)
    • Bell's Palsy (1)
    • Dyslexia (2)
    • Febrile Fits / Febrile Convulsions (3)
    • Fits/Epilepsy/Convulsions (11)
    • Headache / Cephalgia (5)
    • Leprosy (1)
    • Migraine (3)
    • Others (4)
 Cancers (19) »
    • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (1)
    • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (2)
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy (1)
    • Breast Biopsy (1)
    • Colo-rectal Cancer - Management (1)
    • Cysts and Tumours (1)
    • Endometrial Cancer (1)
    • Gastric Cancer / Cancer Of The Stomach (5)
    • Leukemia (1)
    • Liver Biopsy (1)
    • Liver Cancer (1)
    • Others (1)
    • Ovarian Cancer / Cancer of Ovary (1)
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome / Polycystic ovary disease (1)
 Children’s health & parenting (10) »
    • Others (10)
 Dental Health (4) »
    • Others (1)
    • Tongue Abnormalities / Developmental Disturbances of the Tongue (1)
    • Tooth Decay (1)
    • Tooth Discoloration (1)
 Diet & nutrition (49) »
    • Calcium and Vitamin Supplements (2)
    • Diabetic Diet / Torture or Not (4)
    • Diet and High Blood Pressure (1)
    • Diet Pills (22)
    • Diet, Lifestyle and Heart Disease (5)
    • Ideal Body Weight - A Massive Issue (9)
    • Others (3)
    • Vitamin Supplements (2)
    • Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts (1)
 Ear, Nose & Mouth (10) »
    • Cold Sores/ Fever Blisters / Recurrent Herpes Labialis (1)
    • Mouth Ulcers (2)
    • Nose Bleed / Epistaxis (1)
    • Others (5)
    • Vertigo (1)
 Endocrine System (26) »
    • Diabetes - Essentials (18)
    • Diabetes - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) (2)
    • Hyperthyroidism / Thyroiditis / Graves Disease (1)
    • Hypothyroidism / Myxoedema (5)
 Gastrointestinal System (72) »
    • Alcoholic Liver Disease (1)
    • Appendicitis (1)
    • Constipation (5)
    • GERD (2)
    • Hiatus Hernia (1)
    • Others (38)
    • Pancreatitis (3)
    • Piles / Hemorrhoids (16)
    • Ulcerative Colitis (5)
 Genetic & Metabolic (21) »
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (2)
    • Down syndrome / Birth Defects - Genetic (12)
    • Genetic Counseling (1)
    • Klinefelter's Syndrome (1)
    • Muscular Dystrophy / Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (3)
    • Psoriasis (2)
 Healthcare Industry & Policy (10) »
    • Health Insurance (7)
    • Medical Job (2)
    • Medico Legal (1)
 Heart, Blood & Circulatory System (44) »
    • Anemia / Low Haemoglobin (2)
    • Blood Donation (1)
    • Blood Group (5)
    • Cardiac Catheterization / Coronary Angiogram (1)
    • Congenital Heart Disease – Septal Defects (2)
    • Heart Attack (1)
    • High Cholesterol / Hypercholesterolemia (3)
    • Hypertension / High Blood Pressure (21)
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis And Mitral Valve Replacement (1)
    • Others (3)
    • Palpitations And Arrhythmias (3)
    • Thalassemia (1)
 Infectious Diseases (19) »
    • Amoebic Dysentery / Amoebiasis (1)
    • Chikungunya (5)
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (1)
    • Dengue / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever / Dengue Shock Syndrome (5)
    • Filaria (3)
    • Hepatitis B (1)
    • Malaria (2)
    • Typhoid and Paratyphoid Enteric Fevers (1)
 Kidney & bladder (9) »
    • Bedwetting / Enuresis (1)
    • Gallstones (1)
    • Kidney Stones/Renal Stones (2)
    • Kidney Transplantation (1)
    • Others (4)
 Lungs & Respiration (20) »
    • Health Hazards of Smoking Cigarettes (1)
    • Lung Cancer (2)
    • Others (3)
    • Respiratory Diseases (2)
    • Smoking And Tobacco (4)
    • Tuberculosis / Pulmonary Tuberculosis / Lung Tuberculosis / TB (8)
 Men’s health (108) »
    • Andropause / Male Menopause (1)
    • Drugs In Impotence (1)
    • Hair Loss (18)
    • Hydrocele (2)
    • Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction (27)
    • Others (39)
    • Phimosis/Circumcision (1)
    • Premature Ejaculation / PE (17)
    • Priapism (2)
 Mental health & addiction (104) »
    • Adolescent Depression (1)
    • Alcohol abuse / Alcohol dependence / Alcoholism (2)
    • Anorexia Nervosa (1)
    • Anxiety Disorder (3)
    • Binge Eating : The Pleasure and Pain (1)
    • Depression (6)
    • Hypersomnia / Excessive Sleepiness Disorder / Idiopathic Hypersomnia (2)
    • Others (5)
    • Phobias (1)
    • Psychoactive Substances/ Substance Abuse / Drug Abuse (1)
    • Psychological Changes In Pregnancy (1)
    • Schizophrenia (3)
    • Sexual Deviance (66)
    • Sleep Disorder (6)
    • Sleep Disorder: Insomnia (1)
    • Sleep Disorder: Narcolepsy (1)
    • Stress Incontinence - Management (2)
    • Suicide (1)
 Miscellaneous (72) »
    • General (72)
 Muscles & Bones (11) »
    • Back Pain (4)
    • Lifestyle And Osteoporosis (1)
    • Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthrosis / Degenerative Disease (1)
    • Others (4)
    • Spondylosis (1)
 Relationships & Sexuality (5) »
    • AIDS/HIV - Common Opportunistic Infections (1)
    • AIDS/HIV - Prevention And Transmission (2)
    • Others (2)
 Senior health (25) »
    • Obesity (25)
 Skin & Hair (38) »
    • Acne / Pimples / Zits (17)
    • Heat Stroke (1)
    • Others (2)
    • Skin Cancer (1)
    • Skin Disease or Dermatology - Overview (14)
    • Skin Disorder / Dry Skin / Xerosis (3)
 Teens (36) »
    • AIDS/HIV (17)
    • AIDS/HIV - Lab Tests and FAQs (1)
    • Oral Health: The First Reflector of AIDS (1)
    • Sex Education For Teens (17)
 Trauma & Injuries (3) »
    • Accident and Trauma Care (3)
 Vision Center (19) »
    • Amblyopia / Lazy Eye (2)
    • Astigmatism (1)
    • Conjunctivitis / Pink Eye (2)
    • Corneal Ulcer (1)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy (1)
    • Lasik Eye Surgery (1)
    • Myopia/Short Sightedness (2)
    • Others (9)
 Women’s health (76) »
    • Birth Control Pills (6)
    • Breast Feeding and Problems (6)
    • Dysmenorrhea / Painful Menstruation / Menstrual Pain (1)
    • Ectopic Pregnancy (1)
    • Endometriosis (3)
    • Female Sexual Dysfunction (2)
    • Gestational Diabetes (1)
    • Gonorrhea / Clap (1)
    • Hot Flash (2)
    • Infertility (3)
    • Labor and Delivery / Pregnancy Labor (1)
    • Menopause (1)
    • Others (12)
    • Ovulation (4)
    • Pregnancy (23)
    • Pregnancy - Exercises and Massages (1)
    • Pregnancy and Complications / Complications of Pregnancy (4)
    • Pregnancy And Diet / Diet During Pregnancy (1)
    • Urinary Tract Infection (1)
    • Vaginitis / Vaginal Infections (2)


Medwonders has 233168 Members and 444 Groups.
Last Updated - Feb 27, 2020 - Designed & Content Managed by Medindia4u.com Pvt. Ltd.
Copyright © 2020 Medindia4u.com Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved.