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Old 08-09-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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Anyone have "anxiety" or panic attacks without rapid pulse or hyperventilating

I'm having these episodes lately where I feel extremely, extremely, ill. Lightheaded, extremely weak, need to sit down, lightheaded, dizzy like if on my feet. I feel "panicked." As if I need to go to ER because I'm going to pass out. I have yet to pass out. And each time, my pulse is not high and my breathing normal. My blood pressure usually does spike up to 150/80 or so however...

Trying to figure out if this is anxiety or panic attacks. Worth noting that these episodes usually last 1 hour or so. Not the typical 5-10 minutes I read online about panic attacks?

Any thoughts? Anyone else have similar symptoms?

Thank you...

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Old 08-09-2010, 05:59 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone have "anxiety" or panic attacks without rapid pulse or hyperventilating

Most my panic attacks my pulse is normal and breathing is slow. I'm just..wrong in the mind. I am panicked, have derealization and irration thought and fears but my pulse and breathing is normal. The only way to expalin it is I just "don't feel right". I also sometimes panic I'm going to pass out too during these episodes and/or fear I'm bleeding too, I dunno why, but I just keep checking myself to make sure I am not.

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Old 08-09-2010, 06:17 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone have "anxiety" or panic attacks without rapid pulse or hyperventilating

Thanks Stacey... just trying to figure out what's going on. How long do your panic attacks last?

I've had an MRI of my head, CT of abdomen, and countless blood tests... everything is normal except for an ulcer in my duodenum.

I've lost 20 lbs in 6 months... I have certainly been stressed but I still feel as if these episodes I have start of as physical feelings and then my mind takes over and makes it worse.

Neurologist is the next specialists I have yet seen... also looking at Lyme as a possible cause...

I do have .25 xanax I was recently prescribed... it appears that if these do work, they take 1 hour and preventatively, they do not work. Maybe the dose is too small, but my wife had .50 doses and those would just knock me out. I've read xanax should kick in quickly, but for me, it isn't working or my hour long episode just ended and I may have taken too long to take the xanax...

Very frustrating... starting to impact life and work.

Old 08-09-2010, 07:21 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone have "anxiety" or panic attacks without rapid pulse or hyperventilating

i suffer from npanic attacks, i am on medication tho, i would feel like i cant breath like my throat is closing up and i would feel scared that i ws going to die, so i used to call the ambulance alot, but now i hardly ever have panic attacks

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