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Can an anxiety attack cause you're whole body to go numb and also have confusion ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Yes - a panic attack

Can cause that. Panic attacks often last 2 to 10 mins.
Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going.

In brief: Yes - a panic attack

Can cause that. Panic attacks often last 2 to 10 mins.
Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
crazy, they are out of control or that they are about to die. There can be a sense of unrealness – this may be a form of dissassociation called depersonalization. The sense that everything around you feels unreal may be derealization. It is important to have a full physical evaluation to rule out possible underlying medical problems. You won’t die from a panic attack. Recommend that you see a
Dr. Heidi Fowler
psychiatrist. This is treatable.
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