the longest worst panic attack lastnight

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   Posted 3/30/2010 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
i had a 4 hour long what i think was panic attack.. my arms and my legs and face felt like they didnt belong to me. my brain was racing i tried the bretahing exercissed and nothing worked it affected my vision and o swore i was having a stroke..they did a cat scan and saw i had a sinus infection and said it was panic related..if thats the case it was the worst feeling in the world.. i couldnt slow my mind down but yet i was yamning and tottally exhausted.. anyone had one last that long..they gacve me 1 mg of ativan and it slowed me down..anyone go through this at that extreme

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   Posted 3/30/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Amy, So sorry to hear how bad your night was. I've never had an attack that lasted that long but I do know that anything to do with sinus infections can really mess with your head, I've had them and they can magnify any anxiety 10 times more. Hope they help you and you're better soon.
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   Posted 3/31/2010 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Ipm so sorry to hear about what happened. I also suffer from a number of things. Anxiety and Panic Attacks are some of the fun and interesting ones. I have been having Panic Attacks for about ten years now. Mine tend to come in the middle of the night. I can wake up any where between 12midnight and 5 and 7 am. I go to bed and feel ok, but then wake up with a full blown panic attack. Mine can last for a few minutes or a few hours. I have had some that lasted a whole day. I am on Clonzapan 0.5 mgs three times a day. Which help for the most part. Some times not and I have to go to the hospital to get something else. With mine I experience, head tingling, sweats, shaking, heart racing, racing thoughts, hiperventerlating, right side of my body going numb. I find that if I take my medication, go outside for a walk(10-30minutes), will help. Then there are also emergecy numbers you can call just to chat to some one until you are relaxed again, call a family member or friend. I'm not sure what you have for support in your town, but those are good things to do and you may find helpfull. I hope you feel a bit better knowing your not alone and there is support out there for you. I wish you the best.:-)

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   Posted 3/31/2010 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Sinuses are screwy and can definitely trigger anxiety. If the sinus cavities are blocked the wrong way you can get disoriented, which will cause havoc with your brain and make you nervous. Drainage from the sinuses can make you nauseated. Nausea is a big trigger for my anxiety. Overall with sinusitis you just don't feel well at all and that takes a toll.

Anyway, it's that time of year. Have you tried a nettie pot? I think that's how you spell it.
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