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Okay, so my main issue here is that I'm looking for some confirmation that what I am experiencing is truly just a panic attack. Basically my head feels kind of heavy and numb and I can't think clearly... I'm worried that people might mistake this as the way regular people will get a headache and say 'oh, I can't think straight!' or whatever... it's not that. I've never felt something like this before, it's extremley physical and there will be momments when my mind just blanks for a few seconds and I don't even know what I'm doing. Also, this isn't just a regular head ache, I feel a heavy numbness in the front of my brain, in the middle portion and in in my upper neck. My ears are also hurting after this, with a sharp burning pain and they feel like they are clogged up. I often see black spots, get dry/red eyes and dry throat. Hands also feel really weird... as if they were not really there. They feel numb/cold and they are really light. Also movement feels stiff and unresponsive.
Can someone please tell me if this is a normal panic attack? Today I didn't even feel 'panicked' I just felt disoriented (though I remember exactly what I did and where I went afterwards). I just felt like time slowed down and I'm extremley high on valium. (even though I didn't take any) I walked around outside for like 40 minutes and the sensations were on and off but the whole time I felt out of it. Right now my heartbeat just feels really uncomfortable... it's normal rate (63 bpm) but it's really strong beats and it feels 'muffled' for lack of a better word. The back of my head is also feeling numb.
I don't know what to make of this... shouldn't panic attacks involve really rapid heartbeat and freaking out? I am relativley calm for the duration of the episode... I admit a few times I will just be weired out by my altered state of mind and panic for a few seconds but then it goes away. I'm just standing their normally, breathing deeply, my head feeling like its 2x heavier than normal and my brain feeling like it's moving at half speed. Is this panic or is this heart failure and am I getting episodes of Hypoxia due to lack of circulation?
Someone please weigh in on this,
Thanks in advance.
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