I have periodic panic attacks. My throat will be completely numb, plus I hyperventilate. I'm on Effexor HR, & take 2 75 mg pills a day, not at the same time. Recently, I've had episodes where my throat is numb, but no hyperventilation, & it lasts for 2-3 days sometimes. Even the back of my head feels numb. I was recently diagnosed with lupus, & have been suffering extreme dizziness for over a year now. I've had every kind of test they can think of, MRI, cat scan, etc, but nothing has shown up. Then in May, I ended up in the hospital from a mini stroke. After reading some of the posts on here though, I'm wondering if I may need to get off the Effexor, & take something different. If anybody has any ideas, please share them with me!View Thread
Thanks for your input. I'm learning about lupus as I go, am finding that a lot of things that have happened to me can be caused by lupus, plus I also had a bad thyroid. It's a long process trying to decipher what's what. I'm very thankful though, for sites like this that help inform me. I am going to go see my doctor as soon as possible, & talk to her about the medication that I'm on for the anxiety, & see what she thinks.View Thread
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