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Old 01-27-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
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Does anyone else experience anxiety/panic attack like symptoms after eating a meal? I've had GAD for about 6 months now and am on Buspar, and during the morning I'll be doing pretty well, but then after lunch, I'll start feeling some symptoms again, such as dizziness, in a fog, lightheaded and uncomfortable. It's not your typical "food coma" that people talk about when your body is digesting food. Anyone else get this and know what causes it? I would rather just snack for lunch and eat an apple or something rather than to be "off" for the rest of the day.

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Old 01-27-2003, 03:47 PM   #2
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I get it too I thought it was because I dont really eat all day maybe a small snack. When I eat dinner at night there it is about 10 mins after I eat. Tummy hurts and makes my chest feel all tight which in turn makes it hard to breathe then the panic and well you know the rest. I take Losec for my tummy after many years of NSAID use for TMJD and when I get those attacks I take half an Ativan and it works wonders.

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If you do not eat all day, it will be a shock to the system to eat food. Best to eat at least 3 meals and if needed small snacks between.

The body needs nourishment in order to go thru the day, otherwise you are starving your body causing the panic attacks.


Old 01-29-2003, 02:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses. That may be it. I only eat twice a say, one lunch and one dinner. I'll try snacking throughout the day and hopefully alleviate the shock to the body and subsequent panic. Every little thing I can do to stop these things I will try.

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