Profuse sweating, Swollen Glands. Panic Attack?

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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 7/21/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Last night I went to the ER. My symptoms: Profuse sweating, big swollen neck, fast pulse, fast heart
beat, dizzy, nauseated, pain under my ribs. The medics kept asking me to tell them about it. The most I could say
"sick, sick, sick"
I had a similar experience a year ago. All I had at that time was scary pain near my heart.
hospital never did diagnosis it.
My psychiatrist says "Panic attacks can be ANYTHING." Well, I don't think this was a panic attack. do
you?
Anyone have a similar experience and a dx of "Panic Attack"?
Pamela Neckpain

I take 1 1/2 mgs of Xanax 3 times a day for Panic Disorder. I have Chronic Pain. That doesn't help!

nervymeg
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   Posted 7/21/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Pamela,

What did the hospital say when they released you? Was it just panic or did they check for something else (thyroid maybe?). I am not a professional, so I can't help out that way, but I know panic can give me heat palpitations, extreme nausea and sweating. If you didn't get a stisfactory dx from the hospital please go and see your doctor. It really sounds to me that you need a full work up to rule out anything else (and put your mind at ease). I hope you are feeling better today. Be gentle with yourself. Keep us posted please.

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stkitt
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   Posted 7/22/2008 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Pam,

I am sorry to hear you had to go to the ER.  I too would like to know what the discharge dx was?  All of the sx could be panic but I have not heard of a swollen neck before.  Did you perhaps have a virus and did not feel good which spiraled into a panic attack?

I will be waiting to hear more about the ER visit but yes, as Meg said, do see your own PCP if you are not satisfied with the dx.

Take care and hugs to you
Kitt

 


 

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   Posted 7/22/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you had a complete cardiac work up done? If not it may be a good idea to get a stress teat done and get your cholesterol blood workup done. Once you knoe your heart is ok, it may help you deal w/the panic attacks better (able to get through them w/o calling 911 or going to the ER). Good luck with everyhing.
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 7/23/2008 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your responses. They took blood and gave me an ekg so it's not
a heart attack. Such weird symptoms. I had been very dizzy for days prior to this
episode. The ER doctor cleaned my ears. The antibiotics he prescribed have made
the swelling go down.
When somethiing goes wrong with me, I just kinda think "Panic Attack." I don't think
so now. Thyroid is a good guess.
Tomorrow I go to my own doctor and hopefully will find out what's what.
Pamela Neckpain

stkitt
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   Posted 7/23/2008 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Pam,
I am glad your seeing your own physician soon.  It could be you have a bacterial infection and within a couple of days with the meds you will feel much better.

Take care
Kitt


 

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   Posted 7/23/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Pam, ask your doctor about the stress test though. EKG's dont always show everything, especially in women. I treadmill or thalium stress test will put your mind completely at ease, especially if you have any family history of issues. The inner ear infections caused my excessive wax build up can cause teh dizziness and throw you into a panic attack. I had my ears cleaned out too and was shocked at how much gunk they got out of there...no more Q-Tips for me nono   I didn't know they were making it worse.

Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day
.5mg clonazepam
5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM)
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn or maybe GERD)
Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


BBWMan
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   Posted 12/18/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   

I know this reply is late in relation to your symptom and post, but today my father experienced similar symptoms as you've described and ended up in the ER.

1) Woke up rather hot with discomfort and profuse sweating.

2) Followed with routine morning bathroom run.

3) Felt dizzy and rather than fall down, he sat on the closed toilet set.

4) Last thing he remembers was he started to fall over and then blacked-out. (Syncope)

5) Mom found him, tried to arouse him to no avail just some moan, but clearly he wasn't conscious for at least 5-10minutes as he fell into the tub area.

6) 9-1-1 was called as she though he had or was experiencing a heart attack.

7) By the time the medics arrived - he was awake and conscious, they recommended he go get checked out at hostpital.

8) They checked him over but didn't find anything other than UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), he sugar was around 190 (as he's is a diabetic, but they didn't feel that was an issue), they CT scanned for other issues (but nothing was found), his BP was 160 over (don't recall the systolic).

9) He went home that day after stating earlier they were going to keep him over night for observation.

 

** So we still don't know the root cause for this issue, but as someone mentioned maybe related to his age, health and the UTI.

Don't think he had the swollen glands though, although some family member had Thyroid issues (Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism), but as far as we know he doesn't.

Did you ever get a Dx?

 


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/20/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I had swollen lymph nodes. It was a viral infection. Didn't know anything like
that could make you sooooo sick. I thought I was dying. Maybe I would have if
I hadn' t gone to the ER.
Oh! I hated to go ... but, boys and girls ... sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do.
Pamela
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