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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 9, 2006
  • 06:52 PM


can anyone help i feel desperately unhappy. have been told i suffer with panic attacks but i can't believe it or at least i can't believe i cant control them! i get loads of symptoms- i don't get breathless but rather my breathing goes shallow as if i am hardly breathing at all followed by violent on and off shaking, going hot and cold and intense burning all over my body, pins and needles in my hands and mouth, I then go vacant and find it hard to hold a conversation or answer questions i know the answers to, nausea, immediate loss of appetite when i could have been starving 5 mins ago, heart feels like its bubbling. I had a particularly bad one whilst on holiday in april and had to be carried out of a restaurant because my whole body was tingling and stiff including my windpipe, i thought i was having a fit and was going to die. I then had another equally as bad one whilst on holiday again last month, i have since had them at work and then the other night whilst at home, (the one place i felt safe and free from them) i am on anti-depressants and due to see a shrink, have tried acupuncture, breathing techniques etc. but they come out of the blue and are far too strong for me to control. I can't believe there isn't something more serious going on although my doctor assures me there isn't. can anyone suggest anything???!!!

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  • lucyluI would suggest having your thyroid checked out by an endocrinologist- sometimes when that is out of sinc it produces the same symptoms as a panic attack. good luck and feel betterTheresa
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 10, 2006
    • 04:01 AM
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  • thanks theresaI have had blood tests for my thyroid but everything came back clear, although my mum does have a thyroid problem, I wonder if the doctor misdiagnosed or whether this is the beginning of a thyroid problem as mum also suffered with panic attacks yrs before she was diagnosed with under/over (can't remember which) active thyroid?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 15, 2006
    • 08:29 AM
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  • theresa thank you! im having occasional heart bubbling and I cant help it but to sit to listen my heart beat, Im taking hypothyroid pills and going tomorrow for a blood sample for my T.S.H level, I didnt know thyroid could do that.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 18, 2006
    • 07:31 AM
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