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panic attacks?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 21, 2007
  • 02:07 AM

the first episode i had was 5 yrs. ago, my heart was beating out of my chest, i was vomiting, my pulse was thready and i thought i was loosing my mind. when i got to the hospital they put a monitor on my finger and my whole hand curled up and went numb. of course i went crazy until the doctor screamed for me to calm down. they told me it was a panic attack and prescribed valium for 5 days. several years later it hit again. i have problems being in public places and big groups. i aviod places like wal-mart because of the crowds. anyway, i was in a meeting and was called on by an instructor. there we go.. i ended up at my doc's office screaming check my b/p. ( i suffer from hypertension). they gave me a bag to breath in and prescribed ativan for a couple of days. the doc also tried putting me on lexapro, took it the first day when another occured, discarded. they also tried paxil. i hate to admit im scared of pills, and count my b/p medication daily to make sure all my pills match what i wrote on the calandar for that day. i take my blood pressure daily, and obsess about everything my body does. ( like have i urinated enough, are my fingers swollen, ect.). am i going crazy? please tell me someone else goes thru this also and what could help.

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  • it sounds like you have a chemical imbalance and it might do some good to be on an anti anxiety pill but get referred to a psychiatrist so that he can ensure its the right medication for you. It sounds like you might have obsessive compulsive disorder. I know how you feel though I had a panic attack today and it feels so unsettling. Mine is due to a bad car accident from a month ago though. Aren't drunk drivers great! but good luck and take care of yourself.
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