Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-04-2014
Luka's Avatar
Intermediate User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dalaran
Posts: 268
Thanked 0 Times
Luka Luka is offline
Intermediate User
Luka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dalaran
Posts: 268
Thanked 0 Times
A couple days ago I experienced something what seemed like a panic attack. I was at school helping out in a lower year class when I was standing up at the back of the classroom my whole body started feeling heavy, I broke out in sweat and felt exceptionally dizzy. This is when my vision started getting blurry and eventually it went black. I felt out of control and I couldn't even move, I was so terrified. Eventually, still not being able to see anything, I struggled onto a chair and asked to be excused. I ran into the medical room feeling really dizzy and out of breath, I immediately started crying as I was so shaken up with what happened. Idk if this is a panic attack or not as I've never experienced such a feeling (although a similar experience to when I get my blood drawn). I am due to go to the doctor's soon but I'd just like to put my mind to ease if anyone could confirm they experience similar things during a panic attack. Other things you should probably know about me is that I get extremely out of breath just walking, I'm underweight for my age, I get tightness in my chest and I have palmar hyperhydrosis. I'm not sure if any of these things link but I'd just like to know if anyone is on the same boat as me. Thanks
__________________
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone.
Close the door on the past.
You donít try to forget the mistakes, but you donít dwell on it.
You donít let it have any of your energy,
or any of your time,
or any of your space
- Jonny Cash
Luka is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014
Expert User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 897
Thanked 0 Times
Lavinialuna Lavinialuna is offline
Expert User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 897
Thanked 0 Times
I have had similar symptoms with panic attack, so you are not alone. It has happened in situations when I am feeling anxiety and trying for too long to keep it all together, like my body just started shutting down from trying so hard to maintain. I have never gone blind, but have gotten dizzy, nauseated, sweat, flushed, had to sit, weak etc. Sometimes I feel like "I have to get out of here" which I think are more conscious emotional symptoms, other times I didn't realize I was having anxiety until I had all the physical symptoms. I get palpitations. I tense every muscle in my body. Sometimes I get super tired like I just can't stay awake. These are all coping mechanisms that your body does to deal with the anxiety. I would still get checked out to be sure, but rest assured, these can all be caused by anxiety.
Lavinialuna is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014
Kiwong's Avatar
Elite User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: falling for life wave after wave and never saying goodbye
Posts: 7,725
Thanked 443 Times
Kiwong Kiwong is offline
Elite User
Kiwong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: falling for life wave after wave and never saying goodbye
Posts: 7,725
Thanked 443 Times
Yes, a panic attack has symptoms very much as you describe.
__________________
In my dreams nothing holds me down, there is only out and away. I wish I could die and be reborn as a bird. William Wharton Birdy
Kiwong is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014
Newbie User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 30
Thanked 0 Times
sphynx sphynx is offline
Newbie User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 30
Thanked 0 Times
Sounds kind of like a panic attack to me, except for the blurry vision part. However, in my case, the panic attack always starts with a strong sense of panic (hence the name), followed by the physiological symptoms. The way you describe it, the panic/fear followed the symptoms, which is not typical for a panic attack, as far as I know. There can be many other possibilities for such symptoms, like hypoglycemia, hyperventilation, cardiovascular dysfunction, and what's not. The best thing to do is to go to a doctor and run some tests to rule out any physiological cause.
sphynx is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014
williamreinsch's Avatar
Intermediate User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 115
Thanked 2 Times
williamreinsch williamreinsch is offline
Intermediate User
williamreinsch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 115
Thanked 2 Times
Your symptoms sound similar to mine. I start sweating, my heart beats real fast, I feel really light headed and dizzy, thing's go blurry etc.
So yeah i think you had a panic attack :( did something in particular set this off? was you worrying about something before hand?
williamreinsch is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-05-2014
AsTimeBurns's Avatar
Expert User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: England
Posts: 596
Thanked 0 Times
AsTimeBurns AsTimeBurns is offline
Expert User
AsTimeBurns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: England
Posts: 596
Thanked 0 Times
If you're never experienced one before, you could be forgiven to mistaking it for suddenly feeling like you are about to die from some unknown internal cause, that eventually fades.

Symtoms I've had include:

- Racing heart
- Aches and twinges in various locations
- Hard to catch breath
- Overheating
- Cold shivers
- General feeling of restlessness
- Become much more aware of each heart beat to the point where I can't ignore it and it feels like if I stop paying attention to it, it'll stop beating
- Sweating
- etc..
AsTimeBurns is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-05-2014
greggy's Avatar
Intermediate User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 199
Thanked 0 Times
greggy greggy is offline
Intermediate User
greggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 199
Thanked 0 Times
I never have this type of attack mine are always the same fast breathing, hyperventalating, too many thoughts in my mind ending up in complete mental breakdown, I wish I could have one of the other ones for a change.
greggy is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How does a anxiety attack / panic attack feels? JonnyD Panic Attacks Forum 2 04-04-2010 07:18 PM
Is it a Panic Attack or Heart Attack? Know the Difference! schmoopy Panic Attacks Forum 3 04-03-2010 11:14 PM
Are Panic Attacks Caused By Expecting To Get A Panic Attack? Claudius Panic Attacks Forum 8 12-16-2009 02:10 PM
Panic Attack Help lynnie81 Panic Attacks Forum 2 02-14-2008 08:56 PM
Was this a panic attack??? Poita Panic Attacks Forum 3 01-31-2007 03:37 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:50 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
 
Contact Us Privacy