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About 5 months ago I was walking through a store with my girlfriend (laughing, talking normally, etc). Then all of a sudden got light headed kind of faint feeling. By the time we left and got to the car, it worsened. I felt I couldn't breathe and my hands started tremoring and my arm/hand tightened up. I was quietly freaking out. With the words I could mutter, I told her to take me to the emergency room.
EGK test checks out
Blood sugar is fine
Blood pressure is fine
Blood test is fine
CT scan turns out fine (minus a little inflamation in my sinuses)
I had a panic attack when I was about 20 (10 years ago) and went to the hospital, but nothing like this over the years. Months prior to this first attack (about 8 months ago), I developed a bad Stye on my right eye. It swelled up, bursted and went away, then small styes kept popping up only in the right eye and going away. About every week. Then, I developed a chalazion in that eye (like a syst on the eyelid) and it has been there ever since. No more chronic styes, though. Although I have a tiny one right now on my bottom lid currently. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS RELATED. But this was happening before any anxiety attacks.
Back to the attacks - Long story short, after that first attack about 5 months ago, which felt like my nervous system was under attack by something, I've been to the E.R two more times (total of 3 E.R. visits within 5 months). They always check out to show me as being ok. Then I was getting DAILY anxiety right before I was moving into a new place, but not so bad that I had to go to the hospital. So I booked a doctor's visit and he put me on 30mg paxil 2 weeks ago. I haven't had any anxiety attacks per say, but I have felt like one was coming on, then I get this INTENSE dizziness and this burning/pins & needles sensation overwhelms my body and I start sweating and turn pale. Like, I'm about to FAINT. But then it's over in a couple of minutes. This has happened about 3 times. My anxiety attacks were lasting at least 45 minutes.
The doctor says it was anxiety, so that's why he put me on the Paxil. But I can't help but wonder if it's something else. He tested my thyroid via blood test and said it was okay. Is there anything else I should be tested for with these symtoms?! I don't get headaches, I don't drink coffee, I quiet drinking alcohol weekly and only drink water. I just want to feel normal again and not have to worry about my body having an attack, or getting this intense fainting feeling which I feel like is the Paxil colliding head on with a potential anxiety attack (that's my best guess)
I feel like I'm not any more stressed about life than I have always been, but this is all new to me within the past year.
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