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Panic attack from high sugar intake?!!!!
General and quick question!

Does eating sugar or anything sugary cause a panic attack shortly after?

Not no longer than 30mins or less ago, i'd had a bag of chocolate sweets (aka candy if yer in the states)

i've had panic attacks in the past and they are in all seriousness quite terrifying, and i'm pretty sure i've just been struck with one...

i ate the sweets down too fast (hands up i admit it it was silly, but i've done this before and i've usually just felt queasy or a little shakey)

and then shortly after, was hit with a very strong...what felt like, adrenaline kick?, it was like a huge body shiver from my head downward, tingled all over and felt hot, and then i just got up and panicced, trembling like i'd just run a whole city distance or something....my heart was thumping hard and i felt like i was in hysteria....i'm alright'sh now but still wobbly and uncertain what just happened.

Can anyone give any insight or had this before?

XJ

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What's more likely is that you had what is colloquially called a sugar rush, meaning you ate a lot of simple sugars, metabolized them quite quickly, and threw off you're body's ability to balance itself.  Continually doing this creates problems with metabolism and eventually Type 2 diabetes in some people.  Others can handle it without a problem, but you are you.  The anxiety attack was probably caused by the feelings you felt from the sugar rush, which are similar to what you'd feel from an anxiety attack, and since you've had anxiety attacks before you were pushed into that pattern.  Go easy on that sugar, it's been a problem of mine, too.
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Thankyou, that could be very true what happened. but my nature being the worst hypochondriac at times, i immediately think of the worst and go into such a state of panic, i'm now feeling somewhat...

almost like a vertigo dizzyness and leaning forward dosn't help....i just keep thinking "is it something horrible?, serious?" and my chest gets butterflies, my stomach drops n feels sick, and...well, there ya go its enough to drive me up the wall.

serious calming down is needed, thankyou again for the reply!

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A few months ago, I was taking in so much sugar (high fructose corn syrup as it said on the labels) and this one night I basically took shots of sugar so I felt exactly what you described. I've had panic attacks in the past before so the overwhelming adrenaline immediately got me anxious. I also got that " chill wave" starting from my head to my body. I was with friends and I started acting like a baby asking for favors (water, a blanket, etc.) whenever anyone walked out of the room, it made me loose my **** so I started begging them to not leave and just cuddle around me (so humiliating but measures were desparate) anyway, I've completely cut out sugars (not even fruits) because it gives me mild anxiety. I can only eat small amounts of carbs (I bake kale with oil and salt and it works and taste great). I have to be annoying guy always asking for the ingredients of the food at restaurants because if I slack, the consequences will be great. It's been 4 and half months and i still get heavy anxiety if I eat sugar even small bits (fruit sugar aka the healthy sugar). It's been tough because even though sugar is bad for not just me but everyone, I still miss it. I went to the doc to get a blood test and sugar was a bit high but no diabetes or pre-diabetes (5 months of low carbs and my fasting blood sugar was still kinda high. I can't imagine how high it must've been on the day of the attack) The way things are going, Im estimating 2-3 years of sugar diligence until I can take a bite out of a donut without a sweat. I know this post is 8 years old so I'd love to hear how you've been doing so that I can get a better picture of what my life is going to be like in the near future. Thanks for reading!
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