A panic attack usually begins abruptly, includes four or more symptoms, and reach a peak in 10 minutes. However, the length of time may vary with each individual. Reference: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition.
If it has been 3 years since you have had a medical screening exam to consider your numbness and tingling, I would strongly recommend you make a visit to your physicians, a physician you have a good relationship with and who will work through the problems you have identified. Keep posting here as I am sure you will find many supportive members and we do care what happens to all our members. :)
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Wow!! I just read your post and it is identical to my boyfriend's symptoms. He has told me many many times all of his symptoms and I keep telling him that he is a hypocondriac and has severe anxiety. Now hearing you say exactly what he is saying, I'm starting to think twice. He has been telling me that he thinks he has MS. His left side of his body tingles every morning and throughout the day. I mean everything your feeling, so is he!! He has seen many many doctors and he told them all of his symptoms. I called my boyfriend, as soon as I read this and I read it to him. He wanted me to email you and give you his phone number. I dont want to post it on here but I will give you my email and please email me when you get a chance. My boyfriend is seeing all the best doctors so maybe you guys can help eachother out. It will be nice for him to talk to someone with the same problems so he doesnt think he's crazy anymore. I want to get to the bottom of this so we can sleep in peace.
Looing forward to hearing from you!!
Hi Lindsay - welcome to Healing Well, I hope you find this to be a warm and caring community. We are here to help and support each other and you are well on your way to doing that.
For your protection, I have edited your post by taking out your email address. This way it isn't open to the general public. If you put in it in your profile (accessed via the Control Panel near the top) only registered members are able to access it. Thanks for your patience with this.
Great to have you here!!
Post Edited By Moderator (wen4003) : 4/10/2008 11:28:56 AM (GMT-6)
Welcome to HealingWell,
You've found a safe, caring , and reliable support community for people battling Anxiety and Panic.. We have many members here who will be glad to lend an ear, offer information, and provide support for people who need it.Support groups are a place for people to give and receive both emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information. People with health conditions, as well as their friends and families find support groups to be a valuable resource and get confirmation that their feelings are "normal", educate others, or just let off steam. IMHO joining a support group is joining a family and depending on just one person in the family is not always healthy and may defeat the purpose of being a member of a group.
I would love to see you post in the forum and not just seek out one person to email you.
Again you are very welcome here.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*