SRS Does this sound like something you've gone through?

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  1. DJ Quik

    DJ Quik Vancouver 07/08 stanley cup champs!

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    For as long as i can remember i haven't had any kind of issues concerning stress or anything liek that. But as of late things have changed.

    In the middle of class, i suddenly started to feel like i couldn't breath, my chest was tightening, and i generally just felt anxious. I got up and removed myself went to the washroom, had some water and tried to settle down.

    I ended up just not going back to class because i couldn't settle down, i'm assuming i had a panic attack, as my mother gets them from time to time and i'm aware thats what they are like. And i'm in pretty well tip top shape.

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    That was last week, this week, same class, the same type of thing happened, but this time i was able to calm myself a bit, and the whole "not being able to breath thing wasn't such a factor.

    i felt more dizzy and shaky, like i would try to ignore it and just write notes and my hands would shake liek i had parkinsons or something. I spent more time trying to focus and get through class, then actually paying attention to the teacher.

    I've also been having alot of problems with my stomach, being like anything i eat causes indejestion or leads to me feeling out of breath. i dont know if this exactly related.

    any help or diagnosis would be greatly appreciated!

    CLIFFS.

    Syptoms: Dizzyness, shakyness, panic/anxiety, feeling of out of breath or not being able to breath, chest tightning, clammyness of hands. HELP.
     
  2. Cerridwen

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    See a doctor. OT is not a place to come to get medical advice (as much as we try to help).
     
  3. bitetobreakskinn

    bitetobreakskinn Blinky the Christmas Ghost

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    I have anxiety/panic attacks like that too, but they've gotten better from what they used to be. I'm not gonna say "Oh it'll just go away", cause I don't know, but you really should go to a Dr if you're concerned
     
  4. DJ Quik

    DJ Quik Vancouver 07/08 stanley cup champs!

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    Yeah i know i should see a doctor, i just wanted to run it by this forum to see if anyone else has an idea of what might be going on.
     
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    PuppyCat O.T. Mom

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    Hmmm...you really should go see a Doc. Maybe you are having panic attacks (which are a bugger). Maybe you should do some CBT, or take some bug juice.
    Only your Doc knows for sure...
     
  6. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    i dont know but the same shit has happened to me alot

    there are times when i feel like no matter how deep the breath im not breathing

    i keep calm though. I havent talked to anyone about it, im guessing its stemming from emotional issues and can resolve it alone
     
  7. DJ Quik

    DJ Quik Vancouver 07/08 stanley cup champs!

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    I could have acid reflux like you mentioned because alot of times it feels like i have really awful heartburn. Sometimes i feel like i am so full i cant breath, or all i can do is burp continually.

    Another thing that probably adds to it all, is i'm pretty sure i need glasses, as i have astigmatism (sp?) and i think it leads to my dizzyness which could also add to my stress.

    making a doctor appointment on monday.
     
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    bitetobreakskinn Blinky the Christmas Ghost

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    Good for you, best of luck
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Sounds like a cortisol overload. Cortisol is the long-term version of adrenaline. Being a stress hormone, it causes all sorts of problems like the ones you described. Why you're getting it, I can't say; probably you already know, but maybe you're really good at avoiding thinking about things that bother you.
     

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