I think it is interesting that Tums helps stop an event in its tracks. However, have you ever given something else at the start of an event even something benign, such as a treat? Did it alter the course of the episode? If you have not tried giving other things, I would ask you to do so and log its effect. Although it appears that Tums helps, if nothing else were ever tried then we can only say eating something stopped the behavior, not that eating Tums stops the problem. Now lets say that the Tums turns out to be the only thing that stops the events from progressing. I would say that the behavior appears to be gastrointestinal in origin and needs a further diagnostic work-up. I know that your dog is very nervous of the veterinary clinic and it is viewed as a scary place.
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Panic Disorder: Causes & Treatment for Panic Attacks | LiveScience
However, it doesnt have to be a significant event to plant the seed of a panic attack. A fairly routine visitor to the doctor as a child, for example, can spark a life-long fear of all medical professionals. Symptoms of panic disorder Many people who suffer from panic disorder use similar phrases when describing an incident it feels as if you are out of control and having a heart attack. Other physical signs include profuse sweating, heavy or labored breathing, pounding or racing heart that can cause chest pain, weakness or dizziness, numbness or tingling in the hands or other extremities, a feeling hot or a cold chill, tingly or numb hands and stomach pain. While some people can identify their triggers for a panic attack, they often come on suddenly. One of the biggest sources of panic is the fear of having another attack.
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Journal Online – Mass ‘panic attack’ in Japan
Two other students in the class fell into a similar state soon afterward, followed by students from other classes who came to check on the incident. Some of the students turned pale, though the exact cause of their sickness was not known. The school let the 26 students go home and canceled all classes later in the day. It remained closed on Tuesday as well, an official said. We dont know why such an incident happened, but we need to take good care of the students. Ill talk to them more to find out what happened, said Vice Principal Shigemitsu Mori. Twitter and other social media were abuzz with unfounded rumors of the students becoming possessed with evil spirits, the Nishinippon Shimbun reported Tuesday. The students got well soon afterward, according to the paper.
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