I am new here, been reading the comments and feeling relieved that I am not alone. I have been having all these weird symptoms for last 2 years now. Those days I was very stressed and worn out physically and emotionally due to some problems going on in life.
Then one morning when I was driving to work, I had those racing thoughts after a restless night, I suddenly started feeling like I was about to pass out. Sudden palpitations started with shortness of breath, hot flashes, blurry eyes, extreme pressure in the neck, shoulders and head. I was in the middle of driving on highway and felt like i was going to lose my control. It scared me to death. I ended up in the ER. No body knew what kind of episode was this and I was not able to explain. They did all kind of blood tests but every thing was ok except for high BP. My physical workup continued til 1 and half years which included tons of blood work, EKG, EEG, CT scans, MRIs and all came back normal and nothing was diagnosed properly... and I continued to have all these above symptoms with all their intensity making my doctors confused.
one thing I noticed when I had those intense episodes was that I felt like some kinda liquid was being released into my brain along with the extreme pressure in neck and back of the head and racing thoughts which was a very scary feeling. It would make me very restless and scared like the brain was melting or something.
It was never diagnosed that what kind of feeling was that. I still feel it sometimes when I get a very intense episode but not very often like before. Thank God.
Its very hard to explain but I am sure somebody here would be able to relate.
Please let me know does these weird things happen in an anxiety attack?
Now only thing i am still worried and fighting for is the anxiety and panic During driving. I can not drive. I somehow manage to drive on small streets but CAN'T drive on roads or highways at all. It triggers my nervousness and same extreme symptoms as soon as I see the road or a traffic light. Is it because of the fear of very first episode happened on the road? how to overcome.. Please help!
Anybody else in this situation?