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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 10:47:46 AM »
Always get these when trying to fall asleep. It is the strangest feeling ever almost being asleep and then BOOM jolts me wide awake.
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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 11:01:05 AM »
I get these all the time. I have had way more recently. They are super scary. Does anyone experience like weak extremities with the jolt? When it happens to me I get it out of the blue, but oddly I can tell days that it will most likely happen. When it happens it's only a few seconds, but when it goes to my head I loose my thought for a few seconds.
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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2013, 01:45:00 PM »
yes i get these...then i get pins and needles on my forehead and my back feels really hot :)
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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2013, 08:21:46 PM »
I get them, too - along with that pins and needles sensation.  I usually say "dammit" under my breath (LOL) and try to move on.  Don't give it any power ...... don't focus on it ... just move on to something else and change the thought pattern.
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2013, 08:49:25 AM »
Mmhmm--and the thought immediately runs through my head, "Oh God, what if I'm about to have a panic attack?" Fortunately, these rarely do--but it does cause a fair bit of nervousness.
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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2013, 10:23:11 PM »
I get them. Best way to handle them is to just ignore them. It happened and its over with. I can relate to you though.
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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2013, 09:21:26 AM »
I have had panic attacks for over 20 years.  I have done really well for the past 3 or 4 years.  But since these surges of adrenaline that course through my body have started several days ago, I feel so frustrated, scared, panicky.  I have missed 2 days of work because I feel like I'm losing it.  Don't know what to do. :(
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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2013, 12:35:50 AM »
I get these from time to time.... Such as tonight.... Heart palps set me off a lot... I just try to ignore em.
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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2013, 10:28:09 AM »
I have suffered with anxiety for over 20 years and lately I have been getting these "jolts".  Reading this post made me feel much better.  For instance I was just sitting here at my desk doing some work and all of a sudden I felt dizzy and like I needed to take a deep breath and as if I was going to pass out.  They only last a few seconds to minutes but they are uncomfortable.

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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2013, 12:14:24 AM »
I get these all the time. I have had way more recently. They are super scary. Does anyone experience like weak extremities with the jolt? When it happens to me I get it out of the blue, but oddly I can tell days that it will most likely happen. When it happens it's only a few seconds, but when it goes to my head I loose my thought for a few seconds.

Absolutely...i feel like I can't move my arms and legs. Its like I've frozen. I've figured out i can even bring these moments on myself, by going into a self-induced trance by staring ahead until my eyes go blurry and holding my breath. Its a horrible feeling but it really helped me to know that incorrect breathing & lack of oxygen to the head is responsible for these awful sensations and when they occur spontaneously because I'm breathing wrong due to my anxious state, i've become less panicky about it.


I have more jolts than actual panic attacks. I figure theres enough adrenaline to produce the disconcerting symptoms but not enough of a fear response to symptoms to make it a full blown panic attack. The full blown attack comes when I respond to the initial lightheadedness.
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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2013, 02:02:52 PM »
I was getting these after an attack 3 weeks ago.  They were more of an annoyance.  That is, until yesterday, out of the blue when I got 4 jolts/waves of adrenaline in a small frame of time.  I didn't panic b/c I knew what was happening but my heart rate/pulse was going off the rails.  I tried to fight through it but my body wouldn't really cooperate, got super dizzy and had to take a propranolol. 

Tomorrow I'm starting to take a low dose of Celexa.
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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2013, 12:20:33 AM »
I get these all the time when I'm trying to fall asleep. You're not alone.
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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2013, 06:26:00 PM »
does anyone else get jolts of panic? Like you are sitting having a conversation and in a good mood and then BAM it's like a 1-2 second jolt just went through your head, sometimes your entire body? like a quick adrenaline rush? It goes away after 1-2 seconds and feels really strange.. i usually feel panicky after it happens because it scares me. Please respond... need reassurance.

Hello! I get them all the time! It is a wake up call. I take xanax for my panic disorder and often if I go too long without taking it, I will get a quick zap (that is what I call it). Sometimes I just get them for no apparent reason. You are most certainly NOT alone. I have had these things for 23 years and have always gotten them. Stay strong.
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Re: panic jolts anyone?
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2013, 10:53:07 PM »
I want to comment about the jolts we get when we are falling asleep.  Not the instant panic shocks we feel while we are awake.  You lie down, all nice and tired.  Close your eyes and begin to drift off to sleep, then WHAM! for a second, it feels like you just fell 10 feet.  That's not anxiety.  It's the little bubble in your cochlea in your inner ear, moving.  Sometimes when we lie down, that little bubble gets stuck.  When it becomes dislodged, it feels like you're falling, but just for a moment.  It's nothing to be concerned about.  It happens to each and every human alive at one time or another.  As for the instant panic we feel while we are awake and alert, I have no idea.
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« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2013, 03:21:42 PM »
It is so reassuring to see so many go through the same thing as i do for the last 2 years.

I started having panic attacks 3 years ago and then started the medications and more anxiety and panic attacks and before you know it , this becomes a daily way of life. I have completely forgotten what it was like to be normal , to be free of worries or any anxiety , to do what you feel like and whenever you feel like.

These days i am constantly worried about feelings dizzy , feeling off balance , anxious all the time and going from one doc to another.

I have gone to 3 neurologists , an ENT specialist , a psychiatrist in the last two years and numerous trips to the Hospital. My Psychiatric keeps telling me not to get anxious and stay calm , but when you feel nauseating and dizzy its difficult to remain calm.

The feeling of anxiety has overtaken my career and my personal life completely , I wish i could return to what i was before my first panic attack.

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