Wierdest symptoms yet. Please help!!

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   Posted 11/3/2006 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I sure could use a friend right now!

I was just sitting there in the rocker trying to enjoy a movie last night when I had one of my most severe panic attacks yet. I got the adrenalin rushes, followed by a closing off of my throat and then I had this impulse to swallow constantly. While this was going on I'm thinking "oh no..it must be RABIES or maybe PARKINSONS DISEASE or some other horrible thing" and in my mind I just KNEW I was going to die.

Then I got this really intense crazy/spacey/zoned-out feeling like you would get if you crossed your eyes and my head felt like it was tilting the right and my brain was "buzzing" and the room started to look kind of dark (really difficult to explain and extremely frightening!!). Next think I know I'm thinking that I'm having a stroke or something and then I get even more adrenilin rushes and my throat tightens up even more.

I rushed for my Lorazepam and then sat back down in the rocker feeling like a zombie and totally exhausted from the experience. I missed 90% of the movie and ended up falling asleep for 7 hours!. I had muscle twitches on the left side of my neck and left should for about a week but they seem to have dissapeared a few days ago.

I have suffered from GAD and Panic for 11 years but this was really bad!!. Can anyone relate to this?.

Thank you for sharing!

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   Posted 11/3/2006 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like some health anxiety going on there. I am sure others will be by to share.

Also welcome to our lil family. Great people and support here.

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   Posted 11/3/2006 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I had severe panic attacks for 20 years without knowing what they were so I have 'been there'
panic attacks can hit you for no particular reason and at any time, even when asleep
a big dose of lorazepam, disolved under the tongue would have helped most
also avoid worrying about strokes, etc, the panic attack is complete in itself and never leads to anything worse
do remember to relax and avoid tensing up, accept and dont fight back, allow time to pass
always breathe deep and slow, avoid breath holding and no rapid shallow panting
have you tried any antidepressant meds as if you can find 1 that works it will reduce or stop the panic attacks
stay with us and read all the posts yeah
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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   Posted 11/3/2006 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
poor u...I have some pretty bad panic attacks in the past too...was at work one day, and a had a huge one...how I got past all the machinery I will never know, but I knew I had to head for the door...outside, the world was spinnng big time...ended up scrunched up in a ball on the ground...luckily my boss also had suffered panic attacks at various times in her life and was able to help me that day..sheesh..not nice..ended up on antidepressant, and had lorazapam like you for the really bad times...
the hardest part is being able to trust myself that it's not gonna happen again in the same place..its lika memory thing..the brain associates being in a certain place with panic attacks! eeek i hate that!
But, the good news is we do get past all this nonsense lol!
Seek some medical advice from your health prof.
You will be fine in no time at all.
Take good care.

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