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My 34 year old son is experiencing for no reason. This started

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My 34 year old son is experiencing for no reason. This started about 3 weeks ago. It is happening quite often. He fells like he is smothering in the chest & the nose. He tries to get better on his own. He feels dizzy. Sick at his stomach slightly. Sometime he goes in restroom to have a BM. Aferwards, he is still sick. He gets sleepy. He goes to sleep.
The first one, he was riding in the truck with me. He was calm & suddenly it hit.
Then the next was in the middle of the night. He then went on a cruise for anniversary. He didn't have one. On the way back he was driving in really hard rain. He was also sleepy & tired. He had a really bad one he said. He got home . Went to sleep. We thought tired from trip. Also got dizzy from straining eyes in the rain. Now he has had about 6 more. What do you think?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of clinical experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

From what you have posted it sounds like your son is having panic attacks.

That being said, before putting all his symptoms off to panic, he needs to have a complete examination by an internal medicine doctor. While I do not think a visit to the ER is needed I suggest he get in to his doctor in the next few days.

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Dr. Rick MD FACS
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Is it normal to get real sleepy after a panic attack or toward the end of it?

Thank You

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.

It is not uncommon to get sleepy after a panic attack or toward the end of it.

A panic attack takes a lot of energy....

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