Vomitting With Panic Attacks

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GatorBait66
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   Posted 7/28/2009 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone!
 
I'm just curious if anyone out there has the same physical symptoms from panic attacks as I do. Everytime I have a panic attack, I vomit off and on for a few hours and also have intestinal side effects. I do take Lexapro and Ativan which have helped tremendousy and Ativan works quickly. I'm just wondering if the vomitting is common, or if I'm experiencing something unusual.
 
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Lisa

Nanners
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   Posted 7/28/2009 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lisa,

Whenever my anxiety kicks in I always get gastric symptoms such as diarrhea and nausea. Since I have learned to recognize when my anxiety is ramping up I am able to stop it in its tracks with the help of my Xanax. Sometimes I have to take Zofran. Nausea is a very common symptom of anxiety/panic, so you are not alone.

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William G.
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   Posted 7/28/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
When I have a panic attack, I loose my appetite and have nausea and diarrea. It got so bad a month ago that I had to stay 3 days in the hospital because I wasn't eating or drinking for a week.

Aries8
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   Posted 7/29/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
From what I've read, vomitting is rare as a symptom of anxiety/panic attacks. Some people get nauseated and make themselves throw up. But actually vomitting is like I said, rare. In the book, Hope and Help For Your Nerves, Dr. Weekes says, "I have not met one who has actually done this". (Vomitting). She says patients may gag, but vomit food? No. That's not to say it's impossible. I guess someone could work themselves up to actually throwing up.

Breathing exercises really help with nausea. I suggest you learn some of those. They will help. Also, maybe a medicine for nausea would be good. Compazine helped me. I hope you feel better soon!
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DTrotter9
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   Posted 8/12/2009 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Vomitting is rare as a symptom of anxiety/panic attacks. I also face it ..

So, try to eat - Diet: Assess your diet to reduce excessive consumption of stressor foods such as refined sugars, honey, maple syrup, or cow`s milk products. Consume vegetable soups, broths, and a wide variety of green and yellow vegetables. Add more complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, beans, seeds, and nuts.

onthelow
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   Posted 8/13/2009 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I do have it whenever i panic...

Mazfire
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   Posted 8/14/2009 1:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Im with Aries. When I first was having attacks I would be soooo nauseated i wanted to die- room spinning, gut churning, that i would end up making myself vomit. Over the years looking back, i dont think a panic attack has actually made me throw up without me assisting it. I no longer make myself vomit, i take meds for the nausea and wait for them to work. However I get diarrhea when im even just a tiny bit anxious.

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eyelashes
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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I almost always throw up when I am having a panic attack!!! You are not alone. I think for me, it gives me temporary relief from the physical symptoms I experience. It's like a release. But it's also a pain if you are taking a pill to deal with your attacks because for me, it never got absorbed before I threw it up. My doctor gave me a different pill that you put under you tongue, so that it gets absorbed that way. Works charms!

Barcadia101
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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Gastric problems are quite common at times of panic attacks but I never heard about actually vomiting during attacks before coming to this thread. As others say, its' gotta be rare, but you are not alone for sure.

snakeeyes148
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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
You have to work on your diet to get rid of this not so usual thing...
Remove sugar and heavy things form the menu. Others that reduce the feeling of activeness from the body has to go as well.
Wish you a happy healing.

onthelow
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   Posted 9/10/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Eyeslashes,

 

We are together in this, for me its als like that.

I was in a real bad anxiety period (3 months) and everyday (almost) i puked and after that i could feel a relieve inside.

Whenever I panic and have an anxiety episode i feel nauseous and gag but now i try to control myself over it and not actually vomit.

And this gave me GERD and gastritis. Most people who have anxiety wreck their stomach.

 

In that period i was so worried aboout a problem in my life that i couldn't make a proper digestion and won myself  gastritis.

I really dont know, but for sure if i panic i feel like vomitting...

 

Cheers

 

 


Nanners
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   Posted 9/10/2009 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Snakeyes,

I respectfully disagree with you. Diet has nothing to do with the nausea caused by anxiety. I could have eaten the healthiest meal ever, then have a anxiety attack hit, and still get nauseous. JMHO

Gail*Nanners*
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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onthelow
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   Posted 9/10/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   

And I totally agree with Nanners, because whatever i eat i continue to feel nauseous.

Its not the food, its the Brain....

 

ANXIETY SUCKS

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