Literally at least once a day (sometimes more) I have these terrible "episodes" where I suddenly feel as though I am about to die or at least faint. The doctors are saying it is only a "panic attack", but the attacks are so bad and relentless that I am seriously questioning if they missed something. I could be just walking at work or at home and I get hit with instantly feeling numb in my body to the point where it is as though I am not feeling my body the way I usually do like an "out of body" type of thing. Then I have severe nausea and a stomach knot, feel warm and a gut wrenching sense of doom. Every time it happens all of these symptoms come at once in a split second and hang around for several seconds to minutes and then subside only to come back again. The thoughts running through my mind when this happens is " oh my god I am going to die". These "attacks" happen at least once per day usually several times per day. I had a bout with panic attacks about five years ago and after about a month or two I was ok no lasting affect. This time however it is radically different. The "attacks" are vicious and seem so out of my control no matter what I do. I don't feel right in my head.. I have almost a constant doom feeling hanging around only to escalate to far worse during an actual attack. Can anyone else relate to "panic attacks" presenting in this way? I feel completely out of control of my own body most of the time. It is making day to day life almost unbearable. I have even tried medication which I tried so hard to avoid. I am on second week of Zoloft also take visceral and propranolol as well as have klonopin when needed. I only feel worse. Thank you for reading
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