Panic Attacks

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I'm starting to get panic attacks more often than usual. I'll wake up out of dead sleep with my heart rate at 120-155bpm, shaking uncontrollably, etc. They last around 30 minutes to an hour depending on if I tough it out or take my fast acting anxiety medicine. After these attacks; my heart, head, and whole body ache and feel stained. I mainly suffer from health anxiety and worry about stroke, heart attack, infection, etc. Can anyone else relate?

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  • Posted

    You are not alone, does it feel like when all this is going on that ur in a dreamlike state?
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    I can definitely relate. I use to wake up all the time with my heart wanting to come out of my chest and throat, it's such a terrible feeling not being able to control anxiety even while trying to sleep. When I do sleep and I wake the next day my whole left side is constantly sore and it feels like someone's been punching me in my sleep. It's terrible... I recently started taking propanolol for my palpitations, and it's has worked for theme, but my neck hurts so bad just on the left side. I was diagnosed with anxiety about 3 months ago and I've been on prozac 10mg and now propanolol 10 3xday. Not sure if I have health anxiety, but I believe it is... all I can think of is if my heart is okay, and I'm super careful of what I put in my body and not overworking myself too much because I'm afraid I might pass out or my heart would just give up on me....
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      You described me perfectly. I'm in constant fear of my heart ever since the first heart palpitation when I was on a different medicine. Ever since then, I've been to the doctors often and I've been scared of my body shutting down. Sometimes I'll talk myself into feeling things. It's pure torture.
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      It's amazing how that works right? I could be sitting with my family trying to enjoy dinner and bam, I'll get a thought of my heart and immediately I go into panic mode. This forum has really helped me a lot, reading different cases and sharing my own. It's therapeutic..
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    Me too relax the pain is from panic attack just breath lay down relax pray its hard but take control of it dont let it take control of you if u ever neef to talk inbox me i suffer from high blood pressure ever since i have been worried of everything heart attack strokes u name it but its all in your head
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    Im in the same spot right now. Im on cymbalta 30mg and buspar 5mg twice a day and im struggling right now. I can barely sleep and keep getting a weird burning sensation on my skin which i think is from the buspar. I just want to feel normal again. I have been on cymbalta before and it worked well for me so i hope i can get back there soon. The panic attacks are ridiculous and i dont want to have to take xanax to have to calm down.
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      I take Quetiapine and Hydroxyzine (as needed) and I believe the quetiapine isn't even working and I've been on it for 5 months. I think I need a step up anxiety/depression medicine because these panic attacks make it hard to sleep and function. 😕 What happened/how long during your panic attacks? Any suggestions?
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