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Experience:  Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.
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I've been experiencing severe anxiety attacks recently. They

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I've been experiencing severe anxiety attacks recently. They started out as minor ones but recently have escalated to full blown events. Yesterday I could not bring my heart rate down or catch my breath. I am 46 and lost my hearing completely when I was 36. I have severe tinnitus which adds to the panic attacks. I am also uninsured. Holidays always cause severe anxiety. I am wondering if I am eligible for a short term Rx for an anti-anxiety medication. Where can I go? I feel helpless. I cannot make phone calls without assistance. I cannot get a decent job because of my hearing loss. I currently make 15 to 18K a year walking dogs. I don't know where else to turn.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 11 months ago.

*This website DOES NOT constitute treatment and only provides information and advice in a Q&A format. For treatment (therapy and/or medications) you must go to a licensed professional in your area. Please note that anything said here is not private or confidential, as this is a public forum.

Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. I am very sorry that you are having this severe anxiety and panic. Unfortunately this is not an online pharmacy and you must go to a medical doctor to receive such a prescription. Most ER's will only provide you with non-addictive medication for your anxiety that will take weeks to be effective, but a psychiatrist will provide you with a prescription for a benzodiazepine that is used in the short term to help with anxiety. I would recommend calling to find a psychiatrist in your area as soon as you can.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you. I will do that.
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 11 months ago.

You are most welcome. I truly hope your anxiety and panic lessens very soon.

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