I have been having double vision, the feeling as if my tongue has been burned or is numb, (which can make talking sound funny), a feeling of numbness inthe right side of my face and neck, ticks or tremors in my right arm and legs mostly, a slight headache that lasts, and just a strange feeling completely. I can get up in the morning and feel fine. When I eat in about 15-20 minutes I get these strange things happening. I can't exercise or do day to day things with out them appearing. Some days I can drive, others I can't. Some days I can do to the store, some days I can't. I have been told possible panic attacks, but I don't understand. I get them eating, trying to go to bed at night, shopping, driving, watching T.V., playing at the pool with my 8 year old daughter, etc. It seems like I can't do much of anything. I hate not knowing from day to day what I will be able to do. Just want to know if anyone has any ideas or suggestions. Would like to get my life back. I have taken Xanex, Lexapro, Adivan, and have now tried Depakote. Thanks for taking the time to read.
I have had many of the same symptoms that you described in your post over the past year. I am very sorry that you have been going through this, but I am glad to know that someone else can understand what I have been going through. I have not had the ticking in the arms as you described, but I have had a feeling of heaviness or a sensation that my muscles have been stretched in my arms. It even sometimes feels like my legs don't want to cooperate with me when I walk. Also, I have had feelings of vertigo at times and mental fogginess most every day. It is magnified around crowds in a store, at my job, etc. I have also been at the point where I could not drive, attend my childrens' school functions, or even enjoy a vacation.
I went to the doctor and she performed a series of heart and blood tests, as well as a head ct and they all came back normal. She said that it was panic attacks. I also saw a psychologist for a few visits because I felt like it was consuming my entire existence. It helped a little to have someone to talk to about it. The psychologist also thought that it was due to panic. I even lost 37 pounds from the stress of it all! It has been especially tough for me to go through this because I have always been such a "with it", confident person. This problem has caused so many physical manifestations, that at times, I have been concerned that it was more than anxiety and panic. Finally, I noticed that the feelings are more pronounced around the time of my menstrual cycle each month.
Through prayer and dietary changes (cutting back on sugar and caffeine), the panic and anxiety have decreased. However, I still battle with it. I think one of the keys to working through it is to not let it control you. I have found that if I just sit and think about it and do not get active, it will occupy my mind and make me feel so much worse. This is hard, I know, because it makes you feel helpless and it seems like it has such a grip on you that you can't do anything about it. If you have seen a doctor or have had some treatment that has helped you, please post again and let me know. I will do the same for you. God bless!
Hey Autumn and everyone else i am new here.I been just told yesterday that i had anxiety Because i was having cheast pain and arm pain but they checked my cheast and told me it was anxiety.I also got blood work done and everything come back ok
just now my arms are sore and my leg i hope it is nothing bad that i got there anyways talk to you soon
Panic attacks have got to be up there with the worst experiences, horrific. They have made my life a constant challenge. I have had panic attacks since I was a little boy. I have finally found out why I have been suffering for so long: SUGAR! I am hypoglycemic. I had nearly all of the symptoms, as I type right now I am shaky due to low blood sugar: I just worked for some time doing construction work. When your brain is starved of sugar (low blood sugar) adrenaline is released into your blood stream to feed the brain its needed sugar to breath so to speak. Ever have a panic attack for no reason what so ever? Follow your diet and times you eat. The American diet is making our brains mad. Sugar is in everything, EVERYTHING! Google hypoglycemia symptoms. My arm used to get sore, chest tightness, trouble breathing, fatigue, blurred vision, just to name a few symptoms. I finally went on the Hypo diet and I couldn't get out of bed for over two weeks. And six months later on the diet I am still suffering. But I have heard it takes a very long time for the body to recover from sugar, especially if you were as much as a sugar junky as I was. It has blow my mind. I am glad I know what is wrong with me, but it is such a hard road. And I still have so much work to do. With great empathy.