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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?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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.

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Last updated Oct 6, 2019

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