I cant remember my panic attacks

Posted by flamecharley @flamecharley, Sep 29, 2019

If I have a panic attack, it will last seconds to minutes. I really should begin with the fact that I don't even know if it is a panic attack. My symptoms range from sudden overwhelming fear (and some other feelings I can't seem to pinpoint), hyperventilating and uncontrolled crying to silent crying, a sense of doom, loss and uselessness, and shaking. However, after the attack is over, I can't seem to remember anything more than who I was with, where I was, that I had an attack, and I can recall the moment of the overwhelming fear and the feeling like I've just been slammed into a wall. It's almost like my brain freezes or blacks out and I can't remember any other feelings (thoughts especially) that I had. Is this normal? The "attacks" happen a few times a day, almost every single day. Sometimes they are triggered by something mildly uncomfortable, other times it is just out of the blue. For some background, I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, ARFID (another eating disorder), a food phobia, major depression disorder, sever social anxiety disorder, and major anxiety (separate from the social anxiety). Has anyone else had this problem?

@nathan24

I have the same kind of thing and every doctor I’ve seen so far has no idea. Out of the blue I’ll suddenly feel like someone is tightening a belt around my head, I start shaking and sweating and then I’ll just wake up 5 – 10 minutes later (it’s happened for 30 minutes once). But during that time apparently I’m still conscious and talking according to people that have been around me at the time. Apparently I don’t have much memory I’m pretty out of it and am not myself. Then I just click back to reality with no idea what just happened it’s extremely scary. This is also the only thing I have found on the entire internet that is relatable in any way..

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@nathan24
Good morning,
Did the doctor happen to mention what type of seizure it/they were? Have you had more than one of these? You may want to continue this discussion in the seizure section. Perhaps someone there may be familiar with your symptoms.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/epilepsy-2bb359/?utm_campaign=search
Did you have an MRI or EEG at ER ? During this episode did you bite your tongue or cheek? Were your muscles sore? Were you tired, confused or did you sleep afterward. Do you have Diabetes? Did the emergency room doctor order you any
anti-convulsant medications?

Take care,
Jake

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