I've been feeling very weak lately and it is worrying me tremendously. It is the 2nd time in 2 weeks that I have been experiencing the following:
- extreme dizziness (lasts all day)
- heart palpitations (lasts all day)
- trouble to concentrate
- light nausea
- fatigue/sleepiness (lasts all day)
- vivid + emotionally disturbing dreams
- blurred vision
- hallucinating something moving at the edge of my field of vision
So far, each "episode" has been lasting 2-3 days at a time. Last time (a few weeks ago) it only went away after I slept for the entire weekend and did absolutely nothing.
A year ago, upon having the same symptoms for the first time and seeing my doctor, I was told I had an anxiety disorder. I took many tests including blood tests, just to make sure I did not have hypoglycemia/thyroid issues/anemia, and as a result, was told that nothing was wrong with my blood.
I was given Cipralex in July 2010, which is an anti-depressant used to control anxiety, and had not re-lived any symptoms until this month.
Although it was against my doctor's advice, I stopped taking my Cipralex a few days ago. I am tired of being a slave to the medication. My moods have been normal since I've stopped, and the only irregularity has been this 2nd weakness episode. I am unsure of whether or not these attacks have anything to do with my meds, seeing as I had an attack -while- taking them and another while -not- taking them.
Basically, I'm not even sure if these feelings have anything to do with anxiety, but since the symptoms do match, I'd like someone else's advice on this. I'm not even close to being a doctor, but from what I've read, it seems I could be suffering from Panic Disorder.
Any advice/comments would be appreciated! I don't know who to talk to about this anymore. Nobody in my environment can relate.
Panic attacks are very often mistaken as stress. It is a scary thing to experience and a scary thing to witness. From a personal opinion panic attacks can be a result of an imbalance in chemicals in your brain. You need to go back to your doctor and keep trying medications to balance the chemicals, once the right medium has been determined you can then begin to feel normal and excited about life. Remember you are not alone and more people suffer from the disorder than they care to admit. You also need to find someone in your community that you can talk too. You don't need to go through this alone. Good Luck.
i had all them syptoms and more it is so hard i had them for nearly a year everyday all day i had extreame case and even the doctors thought wow sumthing going on hospitalised 6 times sumtimes for weeks so i have had every test done going ct x rays ent ecg blood counts full and at times there was actually stuff going on but the panic attacks made it seem extreame one day they just came and then around a year later just went bit by bit i still suffer and am now going trow another stage which is called syptom replacment i replace one syptoms with another currently getting bad chest pain which is constint and tightning in the throat coz my doc know my hstory he sent me for a xray today just to make sure im awaiting results but the lady said nothng major looks 2 there so i think its probaly panic disorder i hope but theres always that doubt i think panic disorder is a very hard thing to deal with but know this i thought i wudt live throw it but i did a year later im here it aint easy but u can do it any help i can give i=thers i will any questions or advise please let me know
Hi, have been giving your post some thought.Someone very close to me suffers from Panic Disorder, it can be very restrictive and has a terrible hold on life. We tried many different theories and tests and after a very difficult 5 years of severe attacks from a fear of a heart attack that tight feeling in the chest, fear of dying just a generalized fear of life we found our solution we found a medication that works and we both live a normal, happy, content and balanced life!!!! I know you are frightened now but you need to try and find a HAPPY TRIGGER, so think of an event or a song a flower a puppy even a slice of pizza something that makes you feel happy. When that feeling of panic starts gripping,close your eyes think try and focus on that happy place squeeze your thumb and second finger as hard as you can, take one step forward and stay there until you feel safe again. Panic Disorder does not have to be restrictive to life, there is always hope.
I get them too sunshine, I've had them most of my life. I pray, I deep breath, they suck, like a hiccup, you cannot prevent them, and sometimes you have to just let it's run it's course. Wht helps me when I have them, is to let yourself know that it's just anxiety, you will live through it. Take some deep breaths, go for a nice walk, or call a friend. Always helps me