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Having extreme panic attacks, driving, even at the smallest

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Having extreme panic attacks, driving, even at the smallest stores. I have had them for 13 years but they are worse now than ever. Please help so I can live life again and enjoy taking my children places.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  abray1115 replied 1 year ago.


Do you take medication now for your anxiety and panic attacks?

Are you seeing a psychiatrist ?

That would be needed to help with panic attacks to get these under control ....

Let me know what treatment you have been undergoing ..

I will get back with you ....

Best for now ---

Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I am not on anything Ive always tried to avoid taking meds but Im at the point I know I need too. Thats why I am looking for help now.
Expert:  abray1115 replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

Ok well you might start to follow up with your primary care doctor ...

This is often a good place to start...

Your PCP may start you on treatment ...

Seeing a psychiatrist is often the path most take with the initial diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders / panic attacks

Some medicines commonly used to treat panic attacks may be SSRI class antidepressants such as Paxil / Zoloft / Lexapro....

Also the benzodiazepines may be helpful such as medicines such as Klonapin/ ATIVAN / VALIUM / XANAX ...

See your doctor for getting the ball rolling ...

You may expect that one medicine might be started with follow up to see the doctor in about 6 weeks may at same time be set up to see a psychiatrist ....

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

If my answer has been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback

Best regards,

Anthony Bray MD