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Confusion during Panic Attack?

Is it normal to get confusion/disoriented (feeling lost like your surroundings aren’t fully familiar) while going through a panic attack? It is really an exhausting feeling. I was looking it up online and found a bunch of articles about Seizures 😳 Is that what it is? Terrifying I sure hope that’s not what it is.

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Just go hospital and get your self checked out to be on the safe side

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I would get checked out too just to be on the safe side. Take care of yourself

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Is confusion uncommon during a panic attack?

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I personally don't experience confusion but everybody's reaction to anxiety can be different. Do you have an on duty doctor during the day you can call just to get some advice?

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No but you’re all making me worried

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not making you worried on purpose. as I said anxiety presents itself in different ways in different people. Logically confusion and disorientation can be a symptom of anxiety because our minds brains and bodies are thrown from normality into an odd moment

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What the problem is you’re anxious and you’re suffering from bad anxiety that’s what’s causing the headache and the confusion but try to relax it’s nothing major and try to sleep you will be fine but in the morning explain to your doctor that you’re suffering the symptoms he should help you out if not go to the hospital and explain your symptoms and they should help you out And it’s nothing serious it’s just severe anxiety

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Crazy you post about the seizures. That's why I came on here. I had a suspected partial seizure about a month ago that has led to some serious anxiety. The unfamiliar surrounding feeling & confussion I did have during it but I could definitely tell it wasn't just derealization and there were other odd things that happened too. It came on very suddenly without any provoked anxiety and was random. Go get checked out next time you feel that way to put your mind at ease and talk to a neurologist if you really think that's what your experiencing.

Most likely just anxiety but I wanted to share my experience(:

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You

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It's normal. It's been called being detached and or depersonilization. Our brains are just way off kilter. It does pass. It may come back. It's very scary. Have yourself checked out though to be safe and help you know you are ok.

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I have experienced the confusion, too. Sometimes your mind just says "what was I doing before I got this feeling" which leads to a feeling of being "out of control". Best think is to try to breathe shallowly. Breathing into a paper bag does help, too. I have used this a few times and it worked. And try to relax into it, and say to yourself "this too, shall pass."

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