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16 Jan 2004

PANIC ATTACKS
Hi Doc, firstly i want to thank you for your help as i have successfully conquered my Fear of Death when having heart palpitations etc. I no longer think i'm gonna die etc.

I do still get panic attacks everytime i get in my car.... (maybe i need a new bigger car!!) It feels like i cant breathe, as if the breaths i take doesnt satisfy my lungs! I breath more, i yawn, i go dizzy. I know you said there was a medicine that could help these panic/anxiety attacks. Can i get this from a GP, or do i have to go to a psychiatrist?

Thanx
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Dear Loosing it,
Congratulations ! I'm delighted to hear that you'be already managed to beat that awful fear of death during the attacks. Excellent !
There's really no harm in seeing a psychiatrist, as there are several approaches which could help your smptoms, including psychological as well as pills. ut the SSRI antidepresants ( like Fluoxetine / Prozac or better its cheaper equivalents, or Cilift, can help a lot, and GP's can prescribe them. Also betablockers, which GPs probably prescribe more than shrinks, are useful in controlling some or many of the physical symptoms,
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