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Question: Recent panic attack - drowsy feeling


 sosick2 - Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:13 pm

Following a recent panic attack(out of the blue) i had a few tests, which included a blood test thyroid hormone count,cardiology test and was also refferred to an eye doctor.

All came out fine except for the cardiology which was above or something.

I have this really weird drowsy feeling in my head for three days now after waking up from a weird headache the previous night.

Parts of the left side of my body feels weird from time to time and i have this weird feeling everytime i massage my catroid, and when i feel my thyroid i feel a need to gag. At times my heart rate seems fast or very slow and i seem short of breath.

No headaches of any sort,nor nausea

please help
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:11 am

User avatar Hi Sosick2,

It is a little unusual for panic attacks to be causing ongoing symptoms that you are describing. The brain is quite powerful and could produce symptoms like this (a condition known as a conversion disorder) so it is possible; however, I would recommend you follow up with your doctor.

Other possibilities include complex migraines, seizures, transient ischemic attacks or microstrokes.

Follow up will be important.

Best wishes.

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