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please help! i keep getting worse by the minute

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 3, 2008
  • 10:34 PM

so i posted a few days ago about panic attacks after eating but in the past 2 days my panic attacks and all my other symptoms seemed to have gotten a LOT worse.

i feel like i'm going to puke and pass out constantly. the feeling doubles after eating but i don't really have an appetite.
i can't lie down.
sometimes it feels like my throat is closing up.
i have constant pains from the pit of my stomach to the top of my chest, but right in the middle of my chest is where it feels the worst.
i'm hypervenilating and dizzy. i have a hard time trying to breathe normally.
racing heartbeat and tingly legs and arms. usually right before a panic attack, i get a warm tingly sensation all over my body.
bad tremors and migraines where it feels like my brain is being crushed.
it's panic attack extravaganza.

i can't stand it. i can't go to work, or do anything. i had an appointment with a cardiologist yesterday and had an ultrasound on my heart and an EKG. i was told that i have premature aerotic palpatations (i think that's what they're called) so he had me hooked up to a holter for 24 hours. i just dropped off this holter this morning. he didn't say anything about linking those palpatations with how i feel and says i just need meds for GERD and meds for my panic attacks. ugh! i've also had an upper GI and stomach x-rays, both of which came back normal.

i'm so physically and mentally exhausted from this. is there anything i can do to help just enough so that i can make it to work tomorrow? i'm also calling my doctor tomorrow to schedule another appointment, but he seems set on the idea that it's all in my head - IMPOSSIBLE! there's no way!

please pleaaase help, i can't stand feeling like this all the time. :(

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