Ya know I think that most all of us that suffer with A/P have a terrible tendency to notice every single thing that may be different about our bodies. Then the more we focus on something the more we aggravate the actual symptom of whatever it is that we may be worrying about. I am sure most of us here at HW would agree. I have done the same thing many many times. In fact I at one time was convinced I had an aneurysm in my brain cause I had suffered w/ a headache for several days on the left side of my head. My face on that side was a little swollen making my eye look weird. Eventually I ended up at an oral surgeon - it was my wisdom teeth! So I just wanted to let you know that no, you are not by yourself on this one - I could go on and on about situations I have been through similar to yours. I am 29 and have had Panic Disorder since I was 22. So I am a pro! So if you can just try to relax and do the best you can to draw your thoughts away from whatever it may be that you're dwelling on. Believe me I do know how terribly hard this is, but you can do it. If you ever need any support we are ALWAYS here. There are alot of great people here. If I may ask are you seeing a psyche? They can help you tremendously with different ways to overcome this. Keep us posted! If you ever want to chat I am in most every night. Take care, God bless...
lots of info about mini strokes or TIA on the net, can be hard to tell them from a panic attack, I assume theres a test but dont know of it
some panic attack sufferers will insist they are having ministrokes as they consider that admitting to panic attacks is a sign of personal weakness or insanity!
panic attacks are very hard to live with, being unpredictable, sadly most people and doctors have little sympathy, some docs dismiss us as exagerating or as hypochondriacs