I am a 30something woman who recently has experienced a string of panic attacks. They started as my mil was dying and some other stressful things were going on in my life, and have continued for about 10 weeks now. My attacks have included severe headaches, pins and needles, arm weakness, back pain/cramping, heart palpitations, chest tightness, rashes and more. What fun!
I ended up in the hospital with a headache and a drooping right eye. I was convinced I was having a stroke. I was scanned and cleared by the ER and my own PCP. She gave me prozac and that is a whole other story! I have had feelings of imminent death and worry that I'm going to wake up paralyzed.
I feel so sideswiped to be hit with this in my mid-thirties. I have dealt with milder worry/anxiety and PPD in the past- but nothing this intense and horrifying.
I am thankful to have found this community! I've already read some posts and links to articles about health anxiety and panic disorder.
I look forward to delving in further...