For over a year and a half, I have been having anxiety/panic attacks. The attacks would last for two maybe 3 hours at the most with my symptoms of rapid heart rate (110 - 125 bpm), nausea, hot flashes, gag reflex flaring up, loss of appetite, chest tightness, dizziness, shortness of breath at times, extreme irritability, etc., being present during the attacks. Once the attacks fade, I have frequent urination (which I know is from the adreneline rush) fatigue, and brain fog and I am usually pretty much quiet for awhile after an attack.[br>[br>I haven't been able to get to the doctor to have this problem taken care of due to the attacks happen all the time and has now controlled my life to where if I even attempt to go anywhere, I have an attack.[br>[br>One big attack in 2012 landed me at the ER where the nurses even freaked me out. My x-rays, EKG, and urine came back fine but my blood work showed my potassium was real low and they got me started on potassium.[br>[br>Here recently, in fact last week, I had several bad attacks to where I just didn't have an appetite to eat anymore (I forced myself to eat something bland but had lost 5 pounds in one week because of my appetite) Now, since this last anxiety attack I have noticed that I am always tired, my heart feels like it skips a beat and my blood pressure, once ran anywhere between, 110/68 to 120/80 has now dropped to anywhere from 98/72 to 87/64 and my heart rate stays anywhere from 53 to 64 bpm. Also, my new other symptom is since this last anxiety attack, is the feeling of not being myself. It is like a brain fog but my head don't feel the same. Kind of like when you run a high fever from the influenza and it just leaves you feeling like a zombie. (best way of describing it)[br>[br>Now today, I just feel, not myself. I am a paranoid person. Especially when it comes to my heart as heart problems ran in my family on my late moms side (she passed away from a heart attack that could have been prevented if the hospital monitored her better and watched what they gave her)[br>[br>I just fear that now with the new blood pressure levels I am having that it is my heart. I am only 33 and have lost 38 pounds since my anxiety which I now weigh 145 and I am 5'6" tall. [br>[br>But, I am not urinating as often either and I wonder if my blood pressure could be because of not drinking enough water and not getting the proper nutrients (I do drink Ensure at least twice a day because of my appetite)[br>[br>Since my anxiety, I keep to myself in my bedroom. I do try to get outside and walk around the yard a bit. But, I am pretty much in my room, watching movies and playing video games on my computer. [br>[br>Can anybody give me any suggestions on this? I feel....alone a lot. Scared often, and if I get startled (easy to do now) I cry. [br>[br>I know I need to been seen by a doctor, but until then, I am open for suggestions and I hope the details I provided in this was enough to help. Sorry for it being so long.
Today (April 13, 2014) I had to call the medics because while I was standing and talking, I suddenly felt real dizzy and faint like and felt like I couldn't breathe. Medics arrived and my blood pressure was 142 over something (can't remember the bottom number) my pulse was 91 to 110 BPM. They ran a 4 lead EKG on me and the medics said it was fine.
Because I haven't really ate much for over a week nor drink any water or anything, could this cause my blood pressure and pulse to be lower than what I am use to?View Thread