Was this a panic attack??

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tangerine bear
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   Posted 7/18/2007 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I has some really strange symptoms yesterday at work and I'm thinking this may have been a sort of panic attack. I was so stressed out, and was getting so far behind, and after first break I started having HORRID pains in my lower abdomen. It hurt so badly that I had tears in my eyes and could barely walk. I took an Advil and a Xanax (in case it was my panic)... within a half an hour it was gone. I really thought I was going to have to go home at first, but it subsided. I have had lots of panic attacks before, but never with this pain. I think maybe the anxiety set off my colitis, but I'm not sure what it was... Has anyone else had BAD pains from stress or panic??

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   Posted 7/18/2007 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Bear,

It certainly sounds like a panic attack and if the Xanax worked that probably tells you that it was.  Yes many people have abdominal pain with their attacks plus just about any other symptoms you can list.

However, if you continue to have severe pains that return or change, you should always consider calling your physician.

I am sorry this class is so uncomfortable for you. We are here to support you.


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   Posted 7/18/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I dont think I have ever had pain like that before from a panic attack but I have had pain set off a panic attack. Sorry you were in so much pain, But if it comes back go see your doctor.
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