A 38-year-old female asked:
Paresthesia whole body. hyperventilated. hands/feet felt like paralyzed and ice cold and unable to move or talk normal for 2 hrs. a panic attack?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Likely: Hyperventilating during a panic attack can cause those symptoms by blowing off too much carbon dioxide. Breathing into a paper bag can reverse this carbon dioxide loss. I strongly recommend stress management therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy going forward. Medication may be temporarily prescribed as well. Ask your physician for a referral.
134 viewsAnswered Oct 06, 2019
Last updated Oct 6, 2019
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