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Experience:  Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.
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Customer: Severe anxiety attack for 2 hours now I have has him Otisville for the past 10 years. Still not under control my levels. My period is due in 4 days. Think it could be padding. ?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year 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. May I ask, what is your specific mental health question that you would like an answer to in regards ***** ***** situation?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I already entered cc info for $60 something dollars?
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
What exactly is your mental health question that you would like an answer to? So far you have not stated a clear question
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
If English is not your first language, I would recommend that you consider using Google Translate to help you with your question
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry I'm just in the middle of a full blown panic attack. I speak English as my first language. Where did this attack come from and why have the endos not been able to stabilize my thyroid in 10 years. Diagnosed with hshimotos. My levels are ways all over the place.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Last month I was hyper. This month hypo. Tsh 5.41 high. Free to 8 low. And free to 1.1 also low. My labs from last week.
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
The endocrinology aspect of your question is not something I can answer since I am not an endocrinologist. As for the panic attack though, the cause is usually idiopathic meaning that they usually come about for no specific reason. In addition, panic attacks can be somewhat long lasting for those that are sensitive to the anxiety and panic. I would recommend that you speak with your psychiatrist about trying a benzodiazepine like Clonazepam to help lessen the anxiety and panic.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I meant my next menstrual cycle is in 4 days. Could it be pmdd? I get lots of symptoms before my period comes. Sometimes it comes early.
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
It is possible that your anxiety and panic could be caused by a premenstrual mental health disorder. Or at the very least the hormonal fluctuations has caused a neurotransmitter imbalance which can cause panic attacks for those that are sensitive to it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am on mess my endo told me the anxiety is thyroid related. My family physician has me on 20mg of pro-active and 20mg of seroquel xr and I have already taken 2 clonazepam. 0.5mg
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not mess *mess auto correct.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Meds
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Very sensitive to hormonal changes.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Grrr this auto correct. 20mg of prozac
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
As for the Seroquel, that is a low dose, so your doctor could increase the Seroquel for you. Also it appears that the 1mg of the Clonazepam is not enough and your doctor may have to increase that medication. Also your doctor should increase the Prozac as that is a low dose as well.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
And I take thyroid by erfa 30mg in the am and 3omg before bed.
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
Your doctor should consider altering the psychotropic medication regimen to help with your anxiety
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Really. My anxiety has been good for months. Tonight's attack came out of the blue.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That should have said 40mg for prozac.
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
If you have been good for months than most likely this is just a momentary anxiety/panic issue, which can happen because of hormones or life stressors. Ask your doctor about increasing your Clonazepam during these moments since they happen infrequently
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK. Just took an extra clonazepam
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
You will be fine. Panic attacks are temporary and it will go away, just continue with your medication regimen and everything will be fine.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also worked hard today physically. 4am I think I may be a bit over tired.
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
It is possible as that may contribute to your anxiety/panic too. During these moments, it is okay to take an extra benzodiazepine, as long as your doctor approves, because it will be temporary until you return to baseline.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sounds good thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
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