form of panic or anxiety??

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/29/2006 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I would greatly appreciate any input anyone has about a puzzling thing i have had for quite some time.  20 years i'd guess or so.  Off and on, i've had what i "think" now, or i've been told are possible anxiety or panic attacks, except i don't feel "scared" like i'd think you should. I Just get the adrenaline rush, i guess maybe?  I know when i'm about to have one, it starts like this. best i can explain. bare with me.
I get a spaced out feeling, triggered by something i think, read, hear or say, that reminds me of doing the exact same thing at another time,(feeling the same way)  like ill be having a conversation and they might say exactly the same thing, or phrase like i've had that exact conversation before, i start to feel light headed, i usually don't want to talk, but could, i end up laying my head down and it passes.  i feel very tired but yet relaxed afterwards.  I've done it since i was a teenager.  few and far between, i called them my "spells"  but since nothing bad ever came of them, i never thought much about it.  ie. passing out or anything.  I can pin point out that maybe i've been under stress or keyed up before i do it, but not always.  and alot i've noticed last few years are right before my period, or shortly thereafter.  any ideas.  I do have a history of major depression.  It's a psychological thing somehow. 
any ideas on this?

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   Posted 11/29/2006 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   


they could well be panic attacks, antidepressant meds sometimes reduce them

other possibilities include siezures,hyperventilation and low blood sugar, that is hypoglycemia, discuss with doc

panic attacks wont hurt you but can be unpleasant, a long lasting one can be reduced by disolving any valium type tablet under the tongue, breathing deep and slow also helps

get some self help books on overcoming panic disorder or agoraphobia

lots of info about panic attacks on the net, also read up about deja vue

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 11/30/2006 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I would discuss this with your doc but it does sound to me like a form of panic attacks as well
No they wont kill you but they are sure enough scary at times
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   Posted 11/30/2006 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello yorkielvr
Welcome to HW were so happy you have joined us here. As you can see you will recieve great support from members just like you and it won't take you long to be calling us your HW friends.
I do agree with the others you need to bring this up to your dr and see if maybe he can help you or are you being treated for this yet? You have already taken a big step by coming here for help so you are doing great and we will do what we can to support you.
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 11/30/2006 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG, I thought I was the only person that has happened to.  Yes.  I have had this for year.  I get lightheaded and then my brain races and it is almost like a de ja vous (sp), I sometimes think it is something I have dreamed before, but I can't grasp it, then my heart starts pounding and I get a nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach.  I have been better with it with the help of therapy and anti-depressants.  I was having several a day for awhile, bur that was years ago.  Good luck to you.
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