panic as a side effect

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   Posted 10/20/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
when I'm having an allergic reaction and I don't know it (or even when I do know it)I get panic-y. I think it's a side effect. I feel like everything has gone wrong and I'm going to get in trouble for no reason. If I don't take care if it I go into a full panic attack. I could also get violent and/or paranoid instead of panic-y. Is this normal? does anyone else get this problem?
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   Posted 10/21/2007 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you have life threatening allergies? If so, it could be the fear of knowing that something bad will happen can cause a panic attack. Do you take any meds for anxiety?
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   Posted 11/11/2007 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi have in the past suffered with severe panic attacks and I THOUGHT i was going to die..I WOULDNT ACCEPT COMFORT FROM MY LOVELY HUBBY..i didnt want to be touch, spoken to..I couldnt reply anyway because of breathing problems.I realised that my fears were not being able to breathe and I WAS ANGRY HAVING ALLERGIES THAT RULED MY LIFE...the angrier I got the worse he panic attacks HOW DID I overcome it...I FIRST ACCEPTED i had the problem and HOW it would restrict my life..I ACCEPTED THAT THOSE AROUND ME WERE AS AFRAID AS i was during an attack and then I SAID TO MYSELF GET ON WITH IT ..YOUVE GOT THE PROBLEM AND ONLY YOU CAN CONTROL IT..I STOPPED FEELING SORRY FOR MYSELF AND MAGIC.... THE ATTACKS DECREASED. Sorry if I SOUND HARSH BUT YOU MUST GET IN CONTROL OF THE PROBLEM AND NOT LET IT CONTROL YOU...YOU WILL GET BETTER..GO FOR IT AND SAY SOD THE ALLERGIES I CAN BEAT THEM...THINKING OF YOU GROOVEY

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   Posted 11/11/2007 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Allergic reactions trigger certain chemicals to be released into the body. Histamine is one of them, and histamine also happens to be a neurotransmitter. It is possible that one of the side-effects of a lot of histamine could be panic. Also, if you take Epinephrine (EpiPen) at the onset of the reaction, it is possible the panic is a side-effect of the drug.
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