arm nunbness in the morning & a whole lot more!

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   Posted 10/22/2006 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I wake up nausious short of breath ( still now ) and arm is numb. thats real scary!!  Help!! pls??

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   Posted 10/22/2006 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
hi grouphug, i love your name ;) we all have alot of sypmtoms, and we all have alot of different sypmtoms, i have waken up many times short of breath, and numb in diff places at diff times. do some breathing exercises, maybe try some meditation? that helps me a bunch. Those are typical panic symptoms, but they are still scarey. Try to get your mind on anything but breathing, i know i have to, or it will continue to get worse, and scarey. You will be just fine, read a book, take a candlelit bath (one of my favs), take a walk, anything you can do to keep thinking other things ;) i wish you the best, and keep us posted how its going. hugs
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   Posted 10/22/2006 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you shell67 :) ive alwats wanted to learn about meditation. I think in going to get a book and read more about it. I hope that its just a anxiety thing and not a symptom for something else even worse !! thanks for your reply!! :)

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   Posted 10/23/2006 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Shell I do meditation and it is great
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   Posted 10/23/2006 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
How ironic. I experienced this yesterday and today. Yesterday I noticed it in the morn, and it lingered for about 30min on and off,then felt it last night for a few minutes then again this morning. I'm chalking it up to either residual effects of the panic anxiety, or a pinched nerve. Not really so much of a numbing more than just a strange sensation around my mid arm.I promised myself I wouldn't worry over it. I also know that you can have physical symptoms,rapid heartrate, sweating,numbness etc.without p/a being present.

How long have you been experiencing it?

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   Posted 10/23/2006 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
My anti-depressant makes my arms hurt, so they cut my dose in milligrams and I take it more often. God bless.
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   Posted 10/23/2006 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for asnswering ive only been on paxil for about a week and a bit, but my doc says the armnumbness has to do with my anxiety aparently paxil doesnt kick in till 3 weeks or so

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   Posted 10/30/2006 2:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hug for Grouphug!
I know it's so scary, I have been scared for about 2 years now, some times I was so scared and truly thought I was dying, I would just cry, because I didn't know what to do. I experience the shortness of breath and numbness quite often. It helps me to know that other people do know what I'm going through (the people on here!) and learning about anxiety so that I can understand it helps too.

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