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tiaeight
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   Posted 1/25/2008 2:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been to the emergency room three times in the past 8 months. By ambulance.  Medical bills???  Crazy...  I think that I finally diagnosed the problem through research.  Anxiety Panic disorder.  My doctor now agrees.  Now I am on Zoloft, Topral and Zanex ,if I feel a panic disorder coming on.  I had CT's, MRI's, Stress tests, etc....My question is that has anyone ever felt a weakness in their leg or legs, when the attack is coming on.  I get very light headed, my left arm tingles and it is hard to walk.  Am I just crazy??  I hate this and can't imagine living like this forever.  The meds have helped somewhat to alleviate my heart racing.  I can still feel it pounding but it isn't at 140 beats a minute.  Please give me your thoughts. confused

CaryF
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   Posted 1/25/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Absolutely, weakness, tingling, light headedness, difficulty breathing and heart palpitations are how my panic attacks come on. If I feel these coming on strong and I can't get through 10-15 minutes of deep breathing and focus exercises, I take a Xanax. Otherwise I am on Lexpro (similar to Zoloft in that its an anti-depressant) and I have a sleeping med too. Once your Zoloft kicks in fully you should feel some relief, I did with the Lexapro. It sounds like you are learning a lot about GAD and identifying triggers which is great & will help you manage the attacks. There are people on tis forum that are of enormous help and have actually managed their panic attacks for years. That's where I'd like to be - no reason you can't be either. Good Luck.

stkitt
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   Posted 1/25/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,
I agree with Cary as just about any sx can come on with anxiety and you have had all the tests that did not find any physical reason for this numbness and tingling.  Along with the meds you may want to talk with your physician about finding a therapist.

Therapy can do wonders for helping you to learn to deal with the anxiety and make life more barable.


 
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paniccu
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   Posted 1/25/2008 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
When I am having a panic attack I always feel dizzy, heart racing, numbness/weakness in my extremities and chest pain. You are not crazy! I think a lot of it stems from hyperventilating. You get too much oxygen in your body and all these symptoms appear. Try to concentrate on deep and slow breathing. I usually breathe in through my nose, count to 4 and then breath out through my mouth or nose to the count of 4. Sometimes I can get my mind off the panic attack by focussing my concentration on breathing. Knowing that it's just a panic attack is half the battle. Welcome to the forum!
Lizl

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/25/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Absolutely.there are so many sx of this DD that it is hard to count in all honesty

My hands and toes ( legs) go weak and tingly as well ......

I sometimes have a hard time getting up from bed or chair as I feel I have no legs ya know ......

When you get dizzy if you are standing try sitting for a few seconds and gather self by doing some breathing exercises and see if that may help...it should also help the heart palps as well it does mine ....

Glad you have posted about this as many of us do or have had this happen

Just another " GIFT" of the anxiety and panic ........dont ya just luv them gifts ........lol

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tiaeight
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   Posted 1/29/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I do not have a panic disorder but, my significant other suffers from this debilitating disorder. When she has an attack I try to help her breath and get her through this. I always ask the question? What were you thinking about? What are you worried about? to see if we can identify the cause of the attacks. I am very worried, they just came out of the blue. I have encouraged her to seek therepy for support. Can you tell me what other type of support I can offer during these episodes?

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/30/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I am just a tad confused ...you posted above that you had been to ER a few times and have self DX with a/p and are on meds.......

In this last post you say you dont have it but S/O does .........

Can you set me straight on this maybe I am confusing self ....lol........

Thanks

LYN
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inspirational
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   Posted 1/30/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I apologize for the confusion. I am Tiamaries roommate. I thought I posted under my sign on. I posted the concerned significant other. Thanks

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/30/2008 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for clearing that up Inspirational.....
......I really thought I was losing it ..........
Welcome aboard..........

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