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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'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
-DX:Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ, Endometriosis,PCOS, Reactive Arthritis, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, OCD, Seasonal Mood Disorder.
-Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Prescription pain meds/anti inflammatories.
-Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
-Age:29. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14.