Panic Attacks

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Hey everyone, my name is Ben and i am 22. I have suffered from Panic attacks for the last three years. I had my first one during my first year of college. My heart starting racing and i was convinced i was having a heart attack. I even went down to the local police station which was a minutes walk away. I hadn't had a panic attack in like 2 years though until recently. Now when i get them i get weird feelings like all the blood is rushing to my head all of a sudden. I also randomly see stars and then my heart beat gets all weird. It never feels like an irregular heartbeat though. I have been to the doctor twice both times he has only listened to my heart using the stethoscope. And both times he told me my heart beat was perfect. I am waiting for blood tests back at the moment to confirm i don't have an overactive thyroid. Does anyone else have similar symptoms to these??

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    Yes indeed it sounds like a panic attack. If they are becoming more frequent it suggests there is some underlying anxiety that maybe should be addressed. Maybe talk to your gp about the best way forward. Likely this will be meds or therapy, I would always opt for therapy
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      Hey thank you for your reply, i probably should of included that i went to therapy. Yeah once the test results come back i will talk to my gp about the best way forward.
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      Yes CBT was useless for me. I am in CAT which is cognative analytical therapy. It looks more for the root cause of anxiety. Why it happens and how then to take it's power away. Its very good, miles better than CBT.  There are others too, but a therapist would be able to tell u more about those
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      hi jmcg i was talking to u last week about my panic attacks and im starting therpy nxt week coz i had a major attack last nite it went on for nearly 3 hours i taught i was goin to pass out i had weird headaches like my head was goin to explode abd dizzyness so my question to u what therpy would u suggest i do as cbt never worked for me
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    Hi Ben, whatever you do, don't let the doctor put you on any kind of Benzodiazepine, they are only a tempory solution and are highly addictive and will result in unpleasant side effects as well as tolerence and heightened anxiety. Best of luck Ben!
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