can i get some people to describe their panick attacks

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nanas4
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   Posted 8/10/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
i think i must have the worse panic attacks there are. when they hit i have no mind control im instantly terrified .it feels like someone injested a hot dye in my veins and my whole body becomes hot and vapor like my head is tingling. feels like ice water or something running in my head. my stomach feels like its going over a roller coaster and my mind is so terrified its as if i was coming down this coaster and hanging out as if a disaster took place or something and am about to fall out just one diaster thought .can be any worst nightmare just pure terror .i imed. have to have bowel movement loose, stomach and chest on fire with gastric acids heart pounding cant breathe dizzy hazy vison and feeling it will not stop and i will be having one after another like labor pains for the rest of my life. i feel like running and screaming for help but knowing that no doctor can actually fix this unless weeks of trial drugs adds to the fear of being crazy and no help avail. im afraid i now have agrophobia as i cant return to work since i have started 2 months ago having them there. has anyone seen panic attacks and anxiety last forever without  a few years of remission? i have had 9 years of relief until 2 months ago. but really would like some descrip. of others panic attacks.

BlessedByTheBest
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   Posted 8/10/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah mine are pretty bad. Well like yours my heart starts pounding and it feels like I can't breath...I have urges to urinate and my heart feels like someone is continuously squeezing and releasing it...I have the urge to run and find anyone just in case I am about to die...I often feel like I'm about to black out or pass out...I feel dizzy and unbalanced...strong chest pains and tightness like someone is wringing my throat...tingling and numbness in my fingers, face, hands and toes...and an overall since off helplessless and hopelessness...I feel like I have no control over what's happening at that moment. I am so glad that they don't happen as often as they did in the past. But now I have more frequent anxiety symptoms rather than the attacks. Actually I would rather have the attacks because they happen and then they subside, the constant anxiety symptoms only make me have more anxiety because I think that they are something else.
 
Huge hugs and happiness for us all!
 
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brittainn
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   Posted 8/11/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry!
Yours sound terrible. The worst ones I have are when my heart starts racing (like greater than 150bpm) and I feel dizzy like I'm going to pass out or die. Then I feel this overwhelming surge of the most horrible emotion I could ever imagine, and I believe that I'm about to die. I can feel myself lose control and I can't open my eyes, and I feel like I can't swallow or breathe.
Luckily, the peak of it isn't very long. I haven't had a panic attack like this (knock on wood) for a long time.

Hang in there!

TeeRee
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   Posted 8/11/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine usually consist of heart palpitations and sweating...some throwing up. The worst one that I have ever had happened about a year ago. I was just sitting at home. I started sweating and feeling anxious. I would go through cold and hot sweats all while my heart was racing. I got extremely dizzy and when I tried to make it to the bathroom I ended up passing out. When I came to I was fine.

sloop
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   Posted 8/12/2009 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
You really are going through the mill !

Mine are not as bad as this.

Generally they start with my face become flushed,feeling rather hot and sweaty,then the heart palpitations

and sometimes my stomach starts churning over.

They last from 10 to 20 minutes.I endeavour to remain calm,stay focused on something and feel as though I am managing to control them to a certain degree.

I hope you overcome this.

Minicooper
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   Posted 8/12/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanas4,

I have been having attacks just like yours for the past month, I spent Monday night in the hospital with a full cardio workup because I thought I was having a heart attack. I started taking Celexa and Desyrel last Thursday and I'm starting to see some improvements. I'm still extremely tried and feel like I'm going to pass out. Best of luck to you.

Minicooper

nanas4
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   Posted 8/12/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks everyone. im trying to hang in here. its hard when the attacks are so severe.

BlessedByTheBest
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   Posted 8/12/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I totally understand...hang in there nanas!!!!!
 
Big hugs, happiness and relief from panic attacks for all of us!!!!!
 
ChiGirl

stkitt
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   Posted 8/13/2009 4:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Nanas

You may want to read through the thread "WHAT SYMPTOMS DO YOU HAVE WITH ANXIETY?"

Just click on the link in purple.................  :-)
There is a lot of info in that thread that may help you.

I am sorry you are having such a hard time and I hope these Panic Attacks decrease for you. 

Gentle Hugs

Kitt



 

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Mazfire
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   Posted 8/14/2009 1:33 AM (GMT -7)   
nanas4 said...
 when they hit i have no mind control im instantly terrified .it feels like someone injested a hot dye in my veins and my whole body becomes hot and vapor like my head is tingling. feels like ice water or something running in my head. my stomach feels like its going over a roller coaster and my mind is so terrified its as if i was coming down this coaster and hanging out as if a disaster took place or something and am about to fall out just one diaster thought .can be any worst nightmare just pure terror . i have to have bowel movement loose, stomach and chest on fire with gastric acids heart pounding cant breathe dizzy hazy vison and feeling it will not stop and i will be having one after another like labor pains for the rest of my life. i feel like running and screaming for help .
You pretty much summed up exactly how I feel during a panic attack. Every symptom or feeling you listed, I experience the same. Its hard, but over many long years finding the right Pdoc and right balance of therapy and medication, my attacks are far less frequent than when I was first diagnosed as a kid. I hope you get to find that happy medium too, so the attacks dont control you. Im still mildly agoraphobic- i cant seem to kick that to the kerb. Hang in there, you are not alone-
 
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