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Frightening Episode

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  • Posted By: lexsi340
  • October 19, 2008
  • 08:47 PM

I know there is another forum with similar things occuring, but it seems to be slightly different for me - and occured for this first time last night. This may be too detailed, but I feel the more detail.
I was having anxiety all night, and while this is common for me (I often get "bad feelings") - it seemed to be at a new height. I was slightly hyperventilating all night, and this happens often when I get stressed, but typically I control it infront of other people and can make it stop.
After a fairly civil confrontation with an "enemy" - I found myself told not to confront anybody else, and for some reason this made me feel nervous and I started to panic. A friend of mine and me walked away from a group of friends. I was quietly hyperventilating and then told the friend I would be right back. I parked myself against a wall and hyperventilated like I never had before - with loud gasps and my whole body shaking. I've had slight panics, but this seemed to be a panic attack. My friend turned the corner to see if I was okay, and embarassed I tried to slow my breath - but the stopping of hyperventilating seemed to make me panic more. I asked her to give me a minute, she left and then I started going into a far worse panic than before.
Suddenly, my head, neck, mouth, eyes, and arms started tingling and felt numb. I felt like I was paralyzed, or at least -- heading for that point. I was brought water - and after moving from the ground to a bench - my head and neck completely stopped tingling - but my wrist and hand still felt like they were shaking - but were of course, not visibly shaking. After a while, that stopped. I experienced another "panic episode" (I wouldn't call it a panic episode because it wasn't as bad) - and nothing tingled.
A few nights back, I woke up from a bad dream and my eyes felt like they were shaking from the inside. My hand fell asleep earlier out of nowhere - and my leg falls asleep daily, both of which are much more annoying than frightening.
Anyway, what's wrong with me?

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