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   Posted 10/5/2006 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
So Im sitting here and I keep getting these hot flashes that start in my chest and it just feels really warm like a wave or something, then the heart rate kicks up and now my whole body is chilling shaking, chattering teeth and Its out of nowhere! what is up????

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   Posted 10/5/2006 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
could be anxiety other than that dont know what to tell you

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   Posted 10/5/2006 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Well google several things...Since I don't know how old you are try looking up Menopause...Stress related symptoms, dehydration symptoms...IMO....

Hope your feeling better soon....
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   Posted 10/5/2006 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Angela Honey-

I'm so sorry. My advise would be to call your PCP or whomever knows your medical history the best and get their advise. This doesn't sound fun at all. If it continues and you are truely worried about it and can't get in touch with someone, go to an urgent care clinic. That's what I would do. Best of luck, let us know how you're doing.


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   Posted 10/5/2006 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Angela,

I got hot flashes during a panic attack then I get scared and my heart starts to beat faster. Are you still on Celexa? The first few weeks I was on it I felt really really really shaky inside and out and at times my teeth would chatter.


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   Posted 10/6/2006 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to get waves of hot flashes with a panic attack. It could be a new symptom for you or maybe you're just coming down with something? The very first panic attack I had, I was certain I was getting the flu. the symptoms feel very similar. Hope you get this figured out soon and feel better. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.

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   Posted 10/6/2006 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I got and get EXACTLY what you are describing to the tee .................
IMO it is Anxiety at the worst
Do you have anything you can take for this like ativan ,diazapam or any short acting med
Times like this is what those type of meds are good for
Hoping you feel better real soon
Maybe a hot tubby and do some relaxation tech's and breathing
KNOW it cant kill you hun and FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT okay
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   Posted 10/6/2006 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Something similar happened to me not too long ago. I was at the eye doctor, and I had some drops put in my eyes that made my eyeballs kinda numb. Not a big deal right? Wrong. Back in the waiting room I just couldn't stop thinking about my eyes - I didn't even want to blink. All of a sudden it washed over me and I was boiling hot!!! I didn't want to draw attention to myself but I had my elbows on my knees and my head in my hands keeping it as low as possible to quell the dizziness. My heart was racing and my breathing was super shallow. Within seconds I was drenched with sweat to the point that my elbows were making my knees damp, and my clothes were just sticking to me. Thankfully I was able to maneuver a bit and get into the path of an oscillating fan, which helped. (I find a fan in my face actually helps a lot during these attacks.)

I wish I could tell you something magic I did to make it stop, but the truth is, the effect of the drops didn't last long. I just sat there and dripped and tried to control my breathing and ignore the guy sitting across from me who was clearly wondering what in the world was going on. Then it was over.

Miserable though. Having something like that happen in public is the worst.

I do get the shakes and the chattering teeth with almost every bad anxiety attack too. They're completely uncontrollable, even once it feels like the anxiety is gone, the tremors still last for a while.

So, know that you're not alone! If we can do it, so can you!


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   Posted 10/7/2006 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Angela,
I would just like to offer you my experience. I felt those same symptoms and when I went to the Dr., he told me I had a UTI. Obviuosly, I'm not a doctor, but maybe for your own peace of mind you might want to check it out if it continues.
Take Care.
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