in september I had a mild anxiety attack that last for about 2 hours and felt anxiety for the rest of the day, I got over that in a couple of days and all was fine. For the next few months I felt fine but sometimes when I go out to eat or sit in a car I would get hot flashes and flustered but other than that all good till december came around.
Early december I had a really bad anxiety attack, shaking, felt like a electrical shock went threw my body, felt light head, dizzy, heart racing and all that. Went to the hospital I had a blood test done and a ct scan and all came back normal. However after that attack I havenât felt right since. In the beginning I had sporadic pains in my head just fire off everywhere, most were mild but occasionally a few sharp ones. Also had head pains in the back of my head mostly in the base and where my neck and head joined.
I went to my doctor told him what was up and said its anxiety, he asked me if I was depressed and I said no because I really wasnât. He told me that the head aches in the back of my head were just tension. He then decided to put me of zoloft, well I didnât really react well to it so I stopped taking after about two weeks. I then went on vacation and actually started to feel better and when I came back I told him that I was feeling better and the head aches were going away. Well a week went by and I started to feel like I was getting the flew and my anxiety came back but I had no attacks just a constant anxiety feeling, shaking mostly. By this time the headaches change to a dull pain that lasted for like ten minutes or so at a time. My head felt really heavy and my eyes could not focus on anything. My memory went down hill to and I was scared all the time that I had a brain tumor. I mean besides the weird head feeling sometimes I felt like I was going pass out, legs, arms and hands felt heavy or the muscles were just tense.
My doctor then sent me to another md who was also a psychologist, and he had get another blood test and a urine test, he to have checked for like 30 things. Everything came back fine and then prescribed my some ativan 1mg 1 a day for 3 months but I have only been taking for a month.
Now lately my ears hurt and ring, head still feels heavy, I got a pressure behind my eyes and sometimes I get slight dull headaches and sometimes I will get mild to sharp pains anywhere in my head, probably 1 to 3 times a day. I woke up this morning feeling very disoriented my eyes were just moving everywhere and had a weird feeling on top of my head. I felt better as the day went by but sometimes my legs feel week.
Something weird thought lately, when its nice outside , like sunny and warm I feel a lot better oh and the ativan did help a lot. Just wondering do any of you know what I am talking about or have been threw this? Is this really anxiety?
All the docs agree and so does my therapist that its anxiety, I just wish it would go away.
Hey whats up man my panic attacks started in september as well,i went to the dr and my heart was racing and she sent me to the er wich gave me a panic attack and tihs anxiety everyday.I tried to fight ti till in january I coulnt anymore and nw im seing a therapist.I took ativan for a month now I take rivotril basicly the same thing I took ativan almost everyday then I cut down to half of a 0.5 now I take a half of rivotril ever day or 2.The therapist helps but I wonder sometimes.The anit depressants are apperently good way to go while doing the therapy thing but as well as yuo I had a bad experience and stoppped after 3 days I woke up in the middle of the night and I thought I was going mental along with hot flashes and nausea.
What bothers me is I feel sometime like ill never escape this,i use to be so active now I go for a walk and feel a bit outta breath I think I have asthma or a heart problem...Im tired of these what ifs...But talking to a therapist helps.We dont talk about the anxiety we talk about my past and things that might of lead to my getting axiety...If you wanna talk more holla at me man..
I know exactly what you're talking about, I was extremely active prior to my attack then everything just stopped, I was so scared all the time I could not do anything, I stopped working out, my grades suffer. I hardley hang out with my friends. It just sux.
My physical symptoms change all the time so althought I am mostly convenced that it is anxiety I just get a little scared sometimes. I just wish it would go away.
Just when things start to get better, you crash again. I don't even know what to do with myself anymore. Lately my stress has returned because of school and an overall concern about my health. Last week I had a wicken horrible panic attack, I even called the ambulance this time, but by the time they got here it had passed. Then the other morning I had to wake up early cuz I had an assignment due, and I got out of bed and my heart was racing, and everytime my heart races I get scared cuz it reminds me of a panic attack. So I started panicing cuz I was worried I would miss school, so I took 2 ativans. My heart rate dropped but when I got to school it went up to 120 again. For some reason I wasn't scared or nervous, prob because of the ativan. So for the rest of the day my heart rate was still up at 120, but no palpitations so it didn't bother me.
I went to the mall, did some shopping, I actually felt great. After the whole day my heart rate was still at 120 so we went to the er and waited 6 freakin hours. My blood tests came back normal, then they did an ekg and they said it was normal but just fast. After that, my heart rate slowed back to normal. They couldn't figure out why it was high in the first place, which makes it worse because I duno wut caused it! Someone suggested to me that the crazy stress i've been under was the cause, but I was calm after the ativan so I don't get it! I'm a 19 year old girl and I feel like the doctors don't do all they should just because i'm young :(
you're not alone. I experience something similar. For me, the progress of illness followed the following sequence: mild anxiety - depression - insomnia - major anxiety - extreme emotional burnout - fear of going to sleep/muscle twitching - and finally this crazy feeling.
It feels as though my head is filled with cotton, there's that pulling sensation every once in a while at the bottom right side of my head, ringing sounds, heaviness, etc. Every time I try to go to sleep I feel like i'm falling out of reality, and I literally have to force myself not to get up and start screaming, thus promoting an anxiety attack. I find it hard to concentrate, it's like my eyes are all over the place. Sometimes I think that my hands and feet go numb, and I start rearing a stroke.
I blame all of this crap on the extreme workload at school. I'm a senior, and the classes i'm taking are very hard. Because of these hard classes, I degraded from a normal healthy person to this mental and emotional ruin which I am now. I don't have time to rest properly, I don't have time to go to gym. I just keep suffering through this waiting until summer comes so that I could get out of this hell hole that is my school.
I'm also afraid to go to a doctor because i'm certain he will prescribe me some psycho meds. I'd gladly take anything to alleviate my condition, but i'm about to conduct job interviews, and they ask questions about any meds that applicants take.
P.S. Strangely enough, my grades are rather ok. It's like even though I feel that I can barely concentrate on the material, I grasp almost everything. Very weird, and sad, because I ought to be a happy person who's at last to graduate and start living a normal life :(