Panic attack symptoms

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Witty_Sarcasm, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    Can you have a panic attack while lying in bed or something, or does it have to stem from emotional stress? Lately I've been having symptoms of panic attacks when I go to bed, but I'm not upset or overly emotional while it happens, so it's strange to me.
     
  2. CosmikJack

    CosmikJack Member

    yes, it is sudden, meaning it can happen at anytime regardless of what you are doing or the mood you are in.
     
  3. Brighid Moon

    Brighid Moon Member & Antiquities Friend

    Its very common to have panic attacks in bed, falling asleep, asleep or awake. I used to have them almost continually. I called them "rolling panic attacks." I still have them, sometimes, due to hormone fluctuations (hot flashes), when I'm waking up in the morning. It can have to do with your hormone levels (guys, too!), with unconscious thoughts and stresses, vivid dreams, and some people even have them due to the relaxation, if they're not used to feeling relaxed!
     
  4. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    I was starting to worry that it might actually be a heart problem, and I'm scared to get it checked out, but I will when I can. I want to make sure it's not something physical, and even if it is just panic attacks, that I can find a way to stop or lessen them.
     
  5. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    If you are worried that it is a medical condition, please see your doctor...in a short visit s/he will know if this is the case
     
  6. Brighid Moon

    Brighid Moon Member & Antiquities Friend

    Yeah, anxiety and panic attack symptoms will mimic heart problems. Best to get all that testing out of the way, then you can deal more easily with the anxiety issues, without worrying about that, at least! That's what I did. :)

    EDIT: Not to mention high blood pressure issues, which can come from having anxiety!
     
  7. Wispiwill

    Wispiwill Well-Known Member

    As others have said, if in doubt - get it checked out but I can say that I've had panic attacks when being completely unemotional (I have times when I literally feel no emotions). It's a very interesting experience to have your heart racing and hands shaking - to feel the physical symptoms - and have no emotional element at all. I hope that helps.
     
  8. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    It doesn't matter anymore...I'll never have less stress, so I'd rather just die and not have to deal with this anymore.
     
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