Panic Attack Caused By Pain In The Muscle Of The Calves

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luci b
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   Posted 12/28/2006 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,

I've been diagnosed with panic attack 3 weeks ago; since then I'm following a combined medical and psychological treatment which I hope will cure me.
It seems that the main cause is the fear of diseases (there are others, but this seems the main one); however, my problem is that I have pain in the muscles of the feet calves; this is what launches my panic attacks; the doctors told me (after having some medical analysis done) that I have no physical problems, except some loses in Magnesium (but the blood analysis didn't find any magnesium deficiency).
The problem is that I still think that I have some disease and I want to know if everybody had also similar pain in the muscles of the feet calves which made their panic attack to start.

Can you give me some recommendations?

Thank you,
All the best,

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   Posted 12/28/2006 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
There are so miny things that can trigger a p/a plus the fact that you dwell on the fear of having a disease so yes anxiety and p/a's do cause muscles pain. I see that you were diagnosed just 3 weeks ago and having psychological treatment for it that's a very good start I know that it is so hard to belive that all you may have is an anxiety disorder with all the thought's running around inside your head and just waiting for the next p/a to hit you it tend to scare the heck out of you

The internet is both a blessing and a curse you can look for answers all day and night thinking that you may have this or that when there are so miny symtoms that mimic an anxiety disorder it alone it can drive you crazy causing you to dwell on thoughts of diseases so try to stick on looking at sites that tell you about anxiety disorders and it's symtoms and you will learn how to deal with it

Too the right of this page is some resources that can help you to understand it better.

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   Posted 12/29/2006 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW
Freezin has given you the best input so I will just add that a/p can and will cause problems with any part of your body but alot in muscles ..........
I get severe leg cramps where I am all twisted up in a knot .....and the pain is very bad
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   Posted 12/29/2006 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW we are glad to have you in our lil family.  You have gotten some great advice so far.  I just wanted to add that when I have a tension or a pain somewhere it does make me quite anxious.  Doesn't matter what or where could be as simple as a head ache.  Hang in there and hope treatment helps.
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   Posted 12/29/2006 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I had pinched a nerve in my calf this summer when I was playing golf about 3 times a week. Of course I assumed I had a blood clot in my leg and went to the doctor. They did an ultra sound and of course I was just fine. If possible, avoid internet diagnosis. It could drive you to panic and worry. In a matter of fact, I forgot what I was about to type just now and the thought of a small stroke crossed my mind. :-) h, it never ends with me.

luci b
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   Posted 12/29/2006 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your fast reply.

This is my problem; also today happened, when I get feared of something I start to have cramps in my calf muscles legs (currently I am taking drugs, so I say to myself that nothing can happen while taking drugs).
I also take magnesium.
But my anxiety is combined with depression. Tomorrow I will have my second session with my psychologist, so I hope I would be able to recover myself.

Many thanks and a happy new year,
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