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My daughter is 25 and she has been getting "panic attacks"

My daughter is 25...

My daughter is 25 and she has been getting "panic attacks"

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

She says she gets the shakes and her eyes twitch and her ears hurt and her swallowing food becomes difficult

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Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Sorry to hear about your daughter's symptoms.

Shaking and twitching, panic attacks can be due to the underlying medical conditions.
Hyperthyroidism or excess thyroid hormone in the body is a common cause.
Pheochromocytoma or tumor in the sympathetic chain or adrenal glands can cause excess catecholamines.
Seizure disorder is another possibility as well.

Serum TSH, free T4, plasma free metanephrine levels, and a brain EEG should be ordered at the least.

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