I have been dealing with some issues lately regarding panic attacks. I am not sure what it is, but it is scary. I had three panic attacks in one day, or I think they are panic attacks. My fingers will twitch consistently then lock up and lose circulation, along with my whole arm, on both sides. My upper right lip will switch and my eye will too, then my cheek all while pulling my head back in the same motion. And all, while this is happening someone, will be trying to talk to me but I cannot speak, almost like being catatonic. I am a little skeptical about if they are panic attacks or not. Mainly because I usually have them when I am stressed, but I had two more again today, and I am not even stressing about anything.
The symptoms you are experiencing can be possibly due to hyperventilation during panic attacks. These can give rise to tetanic symptoms like tingling in limbs and face, muscle stiffness, trembling in hands, etc. It is advisable to consult your primary care doctor initially so that he can complete a necessary examination to rule out any physical causes that may cause similar symptoms. It will help to learn regular breathing and relaxation exercises. It will get better with practice. Also, learn strategies to manage stressful situations. I hope this helps. You can contact us again for any further advice.
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