Having panic attacks

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I posted on my last thread about panic attacks and what may caused it. I saw my primary care Dr. And she said it could he all related to my TKR that my system is being thrown off or imbalance. Two weeks before surgery, I stopped taking hormones as per surgeons request and I am supposed to get back on two weeks after the surgery. Which I did not get back on because I am worry about blood clots. Dr referred mje to internal medicine to get a full panel blood workup . I believe it as my hee knee wanted my system to do something and my system is fighting back. Trying to Renee my cells. Anyway that's why I have been having panic attacks because my body doesn't know what to do

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    My body handled tkr stress by breaking out in a severe rash below the waist before surgery.  Fortunately, my surgeon allowed the surgery to proceed despite the rash.  Guess what?  By the time I got to my room, it had faded and was almost gone by the time I was discharged the next day.  It's crazy how the body handles stress.  

    Hope your panic attacks resolve as time goes on.  Take care.

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    At least you know why now, some very deep full lung breathing maybe helpful? Hope you get it sorted out! Best wishes!
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    I had horrible panic attacks in the early 90's. I finally got over them when I started quoting Phillipians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 

    When I felt that horrible feeling of panic rise up I quoted this then I would sing James Brown song " I feel good, dada dada da" the trick is to fool your brain into thinking that there's no danger so that adrenaline  surge doesn't get to strong.  Four square breathing helps too.  Breathe in for a count of 4, hold for 4, breathe out to a count of 4 and hold for 4.  This will give your brain something else to think about.  

     

    Panic attacks are horrible.  I'm so sorry you have to go through this along with your knee.  

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    Mona, the body adjusting is apparently a very delicate thing. 9 years after my tkr I had to have a revision. I have a very rare ( 1 in appx. 2 Million) tumor called pvns that cannot totally be removed as it sits in a nerve bundle. 1st time around hen it blew up I bled and my knee nd upper leg, back up into the groin and Lower abdomen. During th a 9 years it ate up and weakened the bone to th point the stem broke loose and everyone I moved the stem would move around and hit nerves. Fast forward to day after revision....Mr macho, knowing the ropes, over does the morning cleaning, dressing routine, falls and breaks the femur at a 20 degree angle starting above the knee . surgery plus day 2 I have a plate inserted from hip to knee and put in place with 8 screws. Day 6 I'm sent to a rehab facility because my wife can't care for me due to her advanced Parkinson's disease. So technically her care giver is 2 miles from home in a hip to ankle soft cast worried to death about her and How she's going to get along. At that time she was barely able to get long with some people in and out helping her. 3rd night in rehab I awoke in tears and a drenching cold sweat. I was so panicked I rang the buzzer for th nurse and was trying to get up, get dressed and get the he** out there so I could get home to see about my wife. Mind you, I was 76, coming out of 2 surgeries and hobbled plus loads up on pain pills on a 9° F night. It took 2 nurses an hour to get me back to reality. To make matters a little more complicated, a visitor of the lady up the hall had brought in a classic mid winter case of intestinal flu and all 37 patients of the facility were restricted to their rooms with no visitors allowed for 3 days. Even the facility physician got hit with it and was not allowed out of bed. Talk about panic as that stuff was spreading like wildfire. Firtunately, th only thing that went right was that I didn't get it.

    The body and mind are wondrous piece of workmanship but, God help us when they get a couple of ticks off.

    Hope things get back in perfect form for you soon.

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    Absolutely falls within normal. How long ago did you have the TKR?
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    Hi I suffered from mild panic attacks about 4weeks in and it stopped me going out on my own. Best thing is to keep pushing yourself to try and get out. It did work for me but everyone is different hope u manage to stop them it is such a horrible feeling.
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