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Old 10-12-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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I am thinking hypoglycemia? Low blood sugar?
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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Panic attack!

I get them ALL the time, luckily not as much because of medication and therapy.

My worst attacks I get freezing cold, start to shake and my teeth chatter. I also loose feeling in my legs, feet, arms and hands, they tingle like they are "asleep" and my feet get ice cold. When you mentioned his chest was getting tight, I decided to reply, that happens as well to me. I sometimes even can't breathe or stop breathing. Talk to him about it, ask him more questions.... and get back to us. Im almost for sure he had a panic attack, I should know because I have the disorder... but maybe im wrong.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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How was his blood pressure?
Its common to have a drop in blood pressure after mild night of drinking.

Scientific Explanation Found For Link Between Fainting And Drinking Alcohol
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Might he have ingested anything other than alcohol? Like some kind of drug? Some stimulants could cause that effect...
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Just thought I'd update ya'll. He went to Dr. Monday and Dr. B. believes he had an anxiety attack. He says they're pretty common around here. The blood work etc. was normal; they could find nothing physically wrong, so we are to basically keep an eye on him and go back in if it happens again. Thanks all for the help!
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Just thought I'd update ya'll. He went to Dr. Monday and Dr. B. believes he had an anxiety attack. He says they're pretty common around here. The blood work etc. was normal; they could find nothing physically wrong, so we are to basically keep an eye on him and go back in if it happens again. Thanks all for the help!
See, told ya. Anxiety attack.

Very common among young adults.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:06 AM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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I suffer from panic attacks too. When I drink alcohol and it starts to wear of, it causes anxiety. It usually happens more when I drink too much. Therfore, I try to sober up before going to sleep or only have one or two drinks.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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My mother is periodically having violent shaking. She looks like she is literally freezing, but does not feel cold. She does not drink caffiene, she is a crystal light gal. This happened 10 years ago periodically and went away for a while. Can anyone tell me what this is? She has seen the doctor about it and the doctor had no idea why it is occuring. BG level does fluctuate, but it always does. Why would this happen?>
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Default Weird violent shaking

Hopefully your son has gone to the doctor by now to find out why the shaking. It sounds to me like a sugar issue. I would keep an eye on his behavior from this point forward. Is he sleeping more than usual? Does he seem to drink a lot of water? Does he go to the bathroom alot? Is he losing weight for no reason? How's his appetite? These are all things that should be watched. Don't let him get away with not going to the doctor. I know he is grown, but there is nothing more important than his health. I am sure with him being an EMT he knows this. Things can happen medically when you least expect it and for no reason something goes haywire with your body. Stay with it Mom!! Get him to take care of himself.
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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Read above;dignosed as a panic attack as he checked out fine otherwise.
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