Ew Ew Ew! Weird sensation!!

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LALady
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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I am noticeably calmer after almost 2 wks on Celexa. However, I had to go into a client meeting unexpectedly today and also on Monday. I wasn't able to mentally prepare myself or make sure my IBS was okay before going into the room. Once that door shuts is when my anxiety kicks into overdrive.
 
Well, normally that would result in a near panic attack. I didn't have any panic attack sensations, but rather for the first minute or so in both meetings it felt as if my blood ran ice cold in my veins. It was so weird...can't really explain it. It was awful! Then as suddenly as it set in, once I realized my old anxiety symptoms weren't kicking in and my IBS was okay, I relaxed, the weird icey sensation left. I was fine the remainder of the meetings.
 
What gives? What did I just experience? Has anyone felt that before?

Nanners
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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it was just some anticipatory anxiety kicking in. WooHoo to you for kickin it to the curb~
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LALady
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   Posted 6/3/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Really?? Oh Nanners! If that's the case I am elated! I have believed for so long that I was powerless to fighting anxiety off. Baby steps forward...

IWasRobbed
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   Posted 6/3/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I think some "anxiety" is normal for everyone. We all get anxious before a test, get butterflies before a big game or event (wedding) or can't stop pacing waiting for some result.

Whan a person becomes anxious to the point of needing treatment, we tend to forget what normal is - at least that has been my experience. Being unfeeling shouldn't be anyones goal.

I think what you experienced is what everyone else feels before a big event. Glad to hear you were able to get past it.

roger47
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   Posted 6/4/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I know exactly the feeling you are talking about. That feeling of cold running over my body has been the source of many of my panic attacks. I'm not sure what causes it, but it is definitely a strange and very scary feeling. I had difficulty describing it, but you hit it on the head. It really is like your blood turns ice cold and you feel it run through your body. Good for you for not letting it get to the full blown panic attack stage.

Roger

nellebutter
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   Posted 6/4/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree Roger that feeling has caused me many panic attacks too. Belablue I am so happy for you that you easily got over it. Its funny how anxiety causes so many weird symptoms and how in turn those weird symptoms always cause a panic attack.
This too shall pass...


LALady
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   Posted 6/4/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks nelle and roger :) in retrospect, that feeling probably would have escalated into a full blown attack for me, too. i don't know if it's the celexa beginning to work, or if i am just stronger and more confident knowing i am doing something to help myself get better that help me ward it off. whatever the case may be, it makes me happy to know i have the strength to do it.
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