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   Posted 9/10/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive had anxiety my whole life, but its gotten worse. I get a severe cold feeling all over my body and I have to lay down or i will pass out, I even vomit. I havent ever had anything this extreme. Does this happen to anyone? 

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   Posted 9/10/2007 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I tend to get a cold feeling also, along with dizzyness, or sometimes even a hot flash and dizzyness. But I have never passed out or vomited. You need to talk with your doctor about this, have you been treated for anxiety before in the past? Do you know what is causing this new anxiety?

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   Posted 9/11/2007 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never vomited, but i've had both cold and hot feelings and have passed out a few times. One time i passed out going for my medication. I was in such a bad attack I passed out with the pill bottle open and woke up on the kitchen floor in a pool of sweat, and medication everywhere... That was the first time i had panic, and after i took some pills and slept for 2 hrs I was off to the hospital. I havent passed out since, but that was pretty scary. I had about 10-15 attacks each getting worse and worse, but i didnt know what it was. I was so scared, and felt like i was going to die. That was a horrible night.

This was about 3 years ago, maybe 4.

Anyways, i've felt those symptoms. My mom has too.

hope you're feeling better
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   Posted 9/11/2007 4:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I got a new job, and I was fighting the attacks every day, with my eye twitching and running to the bathroom every 5 minutes for 3 weeks until my body just basically said no more. The attacks have been extreme, I have been to my dr, and had every test done in the book. The feeling is hard to describe, almost like someone rubbed noxema all over my body and reached in my chest and rubbed it on my heart. Its so scary.. and Ive gotten to the point where im so scared to have this happen to me that I dont eat, or watch tv, i just sit by myself all the time.. I'm on cymbalta doesnt seem to help. Too afraid to take something stronger :(

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   Posted 9/11/2007 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I actually vomit a lot (or try to vomit) when i am having panic attacks. Its probably one of the main ways I know I am having panic attack. In my case I think its because your stomach gets so tense that in a way you feel like your purging the tenseness there. I was also a bulimic in my teenage years so that may explain things a little. I am on Lexapro 20mg and I take a .5 of Ativan every morning. I think ive gotten over getting addicted to Ativan cause it seems to help. I am probably going to have to up it to 1 mg since my body is getting used to it. I'm not so sure the Lexapro works either..I was on it a couple years ago and I didnt see that I was any different. I think its more in my mind than anything. I had to quit my job because of panic and anxiety and I am still not ready to go back to working. I too sit alone every day since my boyfriend is a teacher and went back to work but I think the TV helps a lot. You need noise. I swear it helps focus your mind on other things. Just know you aren't the only one going through this. I too am sitting alone not knowing what to do next but I am starting to feel better slowly. Keep hope! And if you dont like your job..dont stay with it because that was one of the biggest factors of my panic!

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   Posted 9/11/2007 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Ace

Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P Forum.

I am so sorry you are having such a difficult time. I am wondering if you are in therapy as that would be a suggestion.  Are you able to hold down a job with your severe symptoms?

I empathize with you as what you have described is overwhelming.

Again a warm welcome and keep posting.


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   Posted 9/11/2007 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have experienced some of the same feelings.  But what caught my attention is that you are too afraid to take something stronger.  If it helps, then why not?  I hope you feel better soon.
I have Bipolar Disorder, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Agoraphobia, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Severe Acid Reflux, Barrett's Esophagus, and Narcolepsy

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   Posted 9/11/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never threw up or passed out thank the Lord but I can honestly see how it could make you do those things when the panic sets in and our body gets so out of whack!
This too shall pass!! Take care,Dottie :)                                                                  

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   Posted 9/12/2007 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou all for your input it is so comforting to know that I am not dying, and I just have panic attacks. I am not able to hold down a job, the symptoms are too severe I met with a psychiatrist who prescribed celexa and xanax, wont take the xanax but Im guessing it will be a comfort to know I have it. I am also in therapy, not sure its helping but im sticking with it.
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