Could this have been a panic attack?
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|Mon, 08-06-2012 - 11:10am|
While on vacation this past Friday my family and I went out
parasailing. We were on a motor boat for about an hour
while doing this. I started to become queasy after about the first 20 minutes. When it was our turn to go up, I was a bit nervous, but nothing severe. I was more worried about the queasiness. While up in the air, I noticed that my legs went somewhat numb, and the felt very heavy. I had a hard time moving them. Then, the same thing happened with my arms. I thought it was beautiful, and wasn't nervous about being up there anymore. By the time we were done and got back to the boat, I was very nauseated and ended up throwing up. However, what alarmed me most was that my legs
and arms were now very, very heavy and
stiff. I had a very hard time moving them. I also couldn't
unclench my hand that was holding the vomit bag (sorry) & became extremely tired. Even my mouth felt tight and hard to open. I truly thought I was having some sort of seizure. Once the boat
stopped, my arms, legs, and hands returned to normal after
about 10-15 minutes. The nausea and exhaustion lasted quite
awhile,. I couldn't get off the dock for about 30-45 minutes. Every time I got up, the nausea would return and my legs would get a bit heavy again. When I described the symptoms to my doc, he said it may have been an acute panic attack. I have been in much more stressful situations than that, and never experienced anything even close. Has anyone here experienced heavy, stiff, rigid muscles like this during a panic attack?