HELP!! Did I have an ANXIETY attack?

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Krista07
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   Posted 9/15/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi.
I'm hopping over from the migraine forum.
Due to my on-going migraines I developed anxiety. I take 20 mg. of buspar 2x day.
 
Yesterday I had gotten excruciating pains first in my abdonmen that went up into my chest /throat/and jaw area.  I had a terrible time breathing and started shaking uncontrollably. My fiance called the ambulance and I was brought to the ER.
 
The doc ran all heart tests and everything came back normal.  I should say that within an hour of the symptoms first started my pain had subsided, my breathing back to normal, and I was just completely dizzy and unbelievably tired!
 
I must have been tired from the shock of all the pain so suddently I imagine.  I asked the doc if she thought it was anxiety...she stated no.  They could not find anything wrong with me.
 
WHAT in the world happened to me? Has anyone experienced this?? I honestly thought I was going to die.  I told the doc and my fiance that I would rate that pain 2nd only to childbirth.
 
Any help....greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Krista
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DX:  Migraines w/o aura, NDPH, Meniere's Disease, vertigo, insomnia, and anxiety.
 
RX:  Propanolol, Compazine, Buspar, Celexa, Zofran, Midrin, Ultram, Toradol IM, and Benadryl IM.
 
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addie2629
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   Posted 9/15/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
hmmm, I don't know about those symptoms.  Sorry I can offer much help!  Did it feel like an electric shock of some sort?? I've had that feeling before but usually when adjusting to meds in the early years of my panic attacks and then again with my hormone shifting after having my first child.  I, too post on the migraine forum as those seem to go with my anxiety as well.  Good Luck, glad everything was normal with the tests.

stkitt
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   Posted 9/15/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Krista

I am not sure how the ER Doctor ruled out the possibility that you were not having an anxiety attack.

I hope you are having follow up tests.  I am assuming all your lab work and EKG were normal a cardiac event.

I would wonder if you have had any GERD or problems with heartburn and if so I would discuss this with your physician.

I am sure you were rightfully frightened.

Take care and know we are here for you.

Kitt


 

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Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/15/2009 9:40:41 PM (GMT-6)


Krista07
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   Posted 9/15/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt,
Odd thing was that she didn't run any blood tests....hmmm....I straight out asked her if she thought it was anxiety.....she just flat out said "no" and moved along to other thoughts. None of which made sense.
I'm definitely following up with my doc.
Thank you for your advice!!

Krista
Krista
 
DX:  Migraines w/o aura, NDPH, Meniere's Disease, vertigo, insomnia, and anxiety.
 
RX:  Propanolol, Compazine, Buspar, Celexa, Zofran, Midrin, Ultram, Toradol IM, and Benadryl IM.
 
"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy....it is what you think about"


Green Grove
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   Posted 9/15/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Lot's of great advice, and I have to agree with Kitt about the follow up tests. I wish you much luck and hope you stick with us for peer support :)
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