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Forum Name: Psychiatric Topics

Question: Panic attack or medical condition

 corn - Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:37 am

after physical exertion i feel dizzy, feel like my brain is swolen and feel generally unwell and slightly depressed.
i am a keen surfboard rider, 40yo, non smoker, non drinker and fit.
i will go surfing for 2 hours one day and feel ok then the next i may only last five or ten minutes before an attack occurs when i feel dizzy and unwell.
this also happens some days just working or walking but seems to be exagerated under physical exertion.
im worried one day i will pass out in the water and drown.
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:07 pm

User avatar If you are having these problems mostly associated with physical exertion, I recommend you first see a medical doctor to rule out anything physical. There could be many things to cause that, and at your age, you should be getting a full physical every year.

If everything is fine physically, then it could very well be panic disorder. If that is the case, it is a very treatable condition.


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