Q. Hi, I was just sitting on the couch minding my business listening to music and playing my game, when all of a sudden I got this extremely weird feeling come through my body in waves, I was still fully conscious and could speak and move, but my heart was beating extremely quickly and I started shaking (as a nervous reaction). it would calm down then come back, and I also felt like I was going to puke, afterwards when I finally calmed down I was shivering uncontrollably even though I wasn’t cold, Im scared it might’ve been something serious, after all it was a very unpleasant scary feeling that’s difficult to describe. Any idea on what this might have been?
A. It is difficult to diagnose based on the symptoms you describe. However, what you describe could have been a panic attack. Please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or at Corner Health Center to discuss further and rule out any other causes for the episode you describe.