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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 12, 2009
  • 08:31 PM

A few times a week for about a year now, I've been having moments that last about a minute in which I get a weird ache in my stomach and chest, my heart rate increases, I begin to feel paranoid and anxious and need to have my back against a wall for fear that someone is behind me, my face flushes and I begin to feel very hot. Does anyone have any idea what could cause this?

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  • A few times a week for about a year now, I've been having moments that last about a minute in which I get a weird ache in my stomach and chest, my heart rate increases, I begin to feel paranoid and anxious and need to have my back against a wall for fear that someone is behind me, my face flushes and I begin to feel very hot. Does anyone have any idea what could cause this?hi, first let me say what you are experiencing must be upsetting for you. It sounds from your description that there is some classic signs of anxiety and panic here. It would be interesting to try and think about the first times you started to experience these sensations and what was happening for you in your life at that time or even in that hour. Anxiety and panic attacks can often manifest from what seems like out of the blue but often there are reasons, thoughts or feelings that can trigger the physical and emotional reactions to an extent where we feel its uncontrolable. The triggers can be as simple or basic as an image, a fleeting thought or sensation. These can subconciously relate to very powerful thoughts and assumptions we have about our world and how we survive in it. i refer to this in particular as there is a sense of great threat in your response when it happens. The physical sensations possibly a response to your body producing adrenaline.I would strongly suggest you discuss this with your doctor. As well as ruling out any physical causes that are contributing to these episodes they can help you to manage them through tablets ( if it is justified) or through helping you to look at your thought patterns and responses.it would be interesting to know if the feelings of paranoia and fear are a new development in your episodes or if they have been a common factor since the first time? A year is a long time but early enough to stop something like this developing out of control or becoming worse.Visit your GP soon. This, if acted on now, could be something you can quite easily manage and remedy.Good luck! :)
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    • December 13, 2009
    • 03:41 AM
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