Panic attacks

Robert C. H.
By Robert C. H. Latest Reply 2008-09-18 14:06:25 -0500
Started 2008-09-13 04:44:03 -0500

I know these have been mentioned in other discussions, and all the feed back consisted of breathing exercises, getting rid of stress, etc butI would like to know how these attacks affected you, in my case I am having them quite often and they knock me out I will sleep for a day and a half after having a sever one, and I know I'm not eating right nor am I taking my blood sugars as often as I should, I guess I have been having these for three years now , but in the past they wern't this seveer ,invite to friends


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ssmile
ssmile 2008-09-16 10:29:04 -0500 Report

I've gone to the ER a couple of times and everyone told me I was having a seizure. the doctors just said oh its an anxiety attack. My Boyfriends uncle is like 240 lbs and he said he couldn't even hold me down. I guess it was like I was posessed or something I don't know b/c I was out of it. I remember one time I could hear everything going on around me but I could say or do anything like my mind was trapped in my body who was doing who knows what. It's a very scary feeling waking up in the hospital and not knowing how you got there. My last episode was about 2 yrs ago but stress can really do it even if you don't feel stressed or realize it.
I just pray it stays a sleeping demon what ever it is.

Steph

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-09-18 14:06:25 -0500 Report

Hi Steph, do you take medication, two yrs is a nice long time between attacks, how fortunate you are, But Having one is scary enough I hope yours continue to stay away, good luck to you

lynn 12
lynn 12 2008-09-16 02:41:36 -0500 Report

i too have panic attacks,yes,they are terriable,(i at that time) feel so afraid and nervious and i want to run and no where to go) i am on meds.. and my dr. has been wonderful,the meds. do help so much.good that are going to the dr. when this happens my blood sugar goes up and i feel like my skin is also burning. linda 12

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-09-15 08:09:35 -0500 Report

I have panic attacks. It sounds like you are having attacks badly enough to need medication for it. I am on Lorazepam… It has changed my life for the better.
you ask how people feel when the are having attacks. I began to feel edgy. pacing from foot to foot. I start to get stomach cramping and weasyness.

I feel like there is an impending "DOOM" something is wrong… I cant' concentrate and I become nervous because I can't get it together. I start to have cold sweats to the point that my skin hurts. when I finally come back to normal, I am exhausted… for hours , the rest of the night or the rest of my day is shot! This condition is nothing to mess around with. You need to be seen by a psychiatrist for "Anxiety".

Good luck and I pray that you get medical help. Leigh

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-09-16 02:21:45 -0500 Report

I am seeing A DOCtor, and he has put me on one Med, and cut i half a couple of others that I have been on but so far it hasn't helped much. I have Appt this week so will discuss it with him. Thanks for the response and the encouragement .

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-09-15 08:09:34 -0500 Report

I have panic attacks. It sounds like you are having attacks badly enough to need medication for it. I am on Lorazepam… It has changed my life for the better.
you ask how people feel when the are having attacks. I began to feel edgy. pacing from foot to foot. I start to get stomach cramping and weasyness.

I feel like there is an impending "DOOM" something is wrong… I cant' concentrate and I become nervous because I can't get it together. I start to have cold sweats to the point that my skin hurts. when I finally come back to normal, I am exhausted… for hours , the rest of the night or the rest of my day is shot! This condition is nothing to mess around with. You need to be seen by a psychiatrist for "Anxiety".

Good luck and I pray that you get medical help. Leigh

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-09-14 10:57:23 -0500 Report

OMG! I was tracking this because I was curious about what kind of responses you would get. I am floored and scared. How horrible that must be, I cannot even imagine. Does our diabetes prompt some of this?

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-09-15 05:54:59 -0500 Report

my doctor has suggested that having three major surgeries plus being told that I am diabetic in the past three years very well may have brought these on.The difficult part though is that I am developing some of the Phobias caused by these frequent attacks.I 'm scared.At first I was very relieved that I had a name for my three year mysterious disease that all my Doctors Just kept saying they wish they could help,but all the tests they ordered kept coming back neg,But I went on the internet and looked up Panic Attacks and although it says it is cureable, when you are having one ,as Ryan said you think you are dying, I am still curious as to wether other people get knocked out and sleep to the extent that I have which is a day and half and recently two days, so it does effect your diabetes,and your blood sugars

Ryan
Ryan 2008-09-15 07:44:57 -0500 Report

when I had my last episode, the one i stayed in the hospital for 3 days or so, i was out for the most part, and from what my dad told me, everytime they checked my bg levels, it was like 70-80, once they had to give me glucose, it got too low, but then i was out and not eating or anything. and yeah…you think you're dying which starts the whole "fight or flight" response in the body and you pump out adrenaline and then of course your sugars go up getting ready to battle that tiger that just snuck up on you. I guess your body is preparing you to have the energy to either run or fight, and raising your sugar levels will give you energy for either.

cristin
cristin 2008-09-13 17:05:30 -0500 Report

I had panic attacks after giving birth to my daughter. I was almost trrified to go out of my house. I was in casses for medical assisting, and on my first day going back, my sister(we were in the same class) took me to Denny's for breakfast and I had an attack right there. Any time I would have them, I couldn't remember things. I forgot to take insulin, both my fast and long acting ones which in turn would mess my BS levls up, then made the attacks even worse. I have never taken anything other than anti-depressant. When I asked my doctor for a little more help, she said, oh, we'll talk about it another time. I als noticed when I id't get uch sleep, they would be worse also.

Ryan
Ryan 2008-09-13 16:18:02 -0500 Report

I too have panic attacks which just started within the past couple years. My last one I had to go the the ER cause I thought I was dying. they injected me with something that didn't agree with me and some of the medical staff ended up getting hurt and in the Er with me. Don't F with someone who's having a panic attack. I remember a nurse was being really cocky and rude to me. I don't personally remember what happened after but I was told she got picked up and thrown into the wall and one of those metal carts with the monitoring equipment and then she too got sent to the ER along with a couple of security guards who got in my way and some others. I am not a big guy but am really good at BJJ so I guess they're lucky they didn't have any broken elbows, shoulders…etc. I don't remember anything at all and I found this out like a week after my release. I was there for 3 days while that huge dose they gave me wore off. A think it was called Ativan they gave me. I looked it up and apparently they use it for panic attacks/anxiety and to cause amnesia before surgery. From what my family told me is that I ended up getting a spinal tap cause i had a fever and a CT scan and i woke up with a catheter. Well, no ativan for me anymore. And they wouldn;t let me take a leak so apparently I stood on the bed and pissed on all over the bed and their equipment cause my Mom got my "dirty clothes" I guess when they changes me to the gown, my clothes was in the area where I ended up pissing. My 2 brothers were there and they saw them cleaning up the bed and floor and all the monitoring equipment..I had some stuff stuck to my head. If it happens again, I hope they noted it in their charts what happened, or else there may be more trouble if I get the same drug again. Not purposely, because I am not like that at all. But f they give me the same thing, and they know what happened, its their own fault. Sorry you guys…not my fault either, I didn;t know I would have a reaction to those meds…and from what I found out,,,my cousin works there, she looked at my chart and they gave me over 2x the normal dosage of the meds, They're charging me 700 bucks after insurance but I think i will fight it because if they gave me the right dose, I could have been out of there the same night…what do you guys think? 3 days is very long to be in the hospital for a panic attack. I do remember them tellin me that they;re going to give me some meds, and I should be able to go home in a couple hours, but after I got the meds…I just got a blank.
For anyone who has never had a panic atack, you really feel like you;re going to die,like you;re having a heart attack, sweats, all the symptoms of a heart attack and stroke mixed together, dizziness, unable to think clearly…etc. IT IT HORRIBLE!!!! pray you never get one.

Ryan

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2008-09-13 16:04:08 -0500 Report

My son has these to, so we took him to the Doctor and he was put on medication.
he thing with my son is that he has these attacks when we have to get him out of bed t put him in the wheel chair.
So about 15 minutes before wa go anywhere we give him his meds. hat I'm trying t say is check with your Doctor
and see if there is some type of meds that can help.

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