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As someone who has frequent fainting spells due to nerves and anxiety, I have found you can kind of sense when they start to come. The first thing to do is carefully get as low to the ground as you can. It helps lower the risk of gravity-related injuries to your body. I see so many times with this that people rush around or stand completely paralyzed and that really doesn't help.
Someone like me 😭. It’s embarrassing to faint so easily because you know what to do to deal with it but people around you possibly don’t and they panic. Like, I’m quite shy so sometimes I’ll be embarassed to leave a situation, or if someone offers me a chair I’ll sit on it even though I know a chair won’t work because you need to have your legs higher than your head.
I never fainted, but I did get close once. I was in the hospital, and had a minor operation that day plus dialysis. It was night and I was in the bathroom. I started feeling beyond lightheaded. The nurse runs in saying my heart rate was dropping. She got me oxygen and checked my blood sugar. It took awhile for me to recover from that.
@Erica Would that work with a Kindle ? (Just kidding!)
Have you ever been assessed for hyperventilation? You could possibly be just using the top of your lungs to breathe and not be getting enough oxygen. Best way to check is to lay on the floor flat put a book on your tummy and breathe. If the book doesn't rise and you're breathing from just the upper lungs, you're hyperventilating.
@Juniper Lee I saw a doctor who said that it should worsen before doing exams.
It always astounds me when an emergency happens and people just stand there shocked. It shows how special and valuable our emergency services and military are because they have the mental capacity to act in an acute high stress environment
My son has issues with passing out when his anxiety gets too bad. He passed out at school one day and was completely unresponsive for about an hour. He ‘woke up’ before the ambulance got to the school but he wasn’t there. They did sternal rubs and needle sticks the entire time and nothing. The weirdest part was everything was completely normal…BP, heart rate, respiration, bloodwork came back clean and within normal ranges. It was scary
I use to pass out in school as well, so one day my mom decided to take me to the neurologist to get evaluated, they found nothing wrong with me and saw nothing wrong the structure of my brain and til this day I don’t really know what caused these episodes my guess would be extreme anxiety and ocd
have he checked out by a electro-cardiologist!
That is scary. Hope your son is better with his anxiety.
Could be conversion disorder?If other test results (for physical causes) are negative Stress can trigger temporary paralysis and other unexplained symptoms in some people
Speaking as someone who has the rare fainting spell every now and again, especially triggered by my anxiety disorder and issues with eating and staying hydrated, and has had a doctor suggest I have vasovagal syncope episodes, it's really reassuring to hear you talk about this condition and knowing it's not fully life threatening (the dangers of the fall aside). Puts my anxiety at ease, plus I have learnt the signs of my dropping episodes.
As someone with complex migraines, I have aphasia in 90% of my migraine attacks. In some cases, it temporarily affects my Memory as well. Not being able to recall the names of my children or not remembering how to dial 911 or the operator. It can be terrifying.
Or not remembering where you put something, not remembering if you told somebody something, trying to focus and not remembering what you just read or heard or whatever. Yep, been there done that. It's scary when it happens the first time but after you realize what it is it's not as scary but it's still scary. Also if you don't mind I'm going to give you a tip, if you can when you take your medications for your migraine tell someone you're doing it. If there's someone in the house with you either tell them or if you can't speak very well try to write them somehow try to let somebody else know what you're taking and have them note down the time that way they can help you remember what meds you've taken etc.
I've had a good number of panic attacks in my life. I have no idea what causes them or why, and they never happened regularly enough that I considered it to be a problem. Even when they did happen when I was a young teenager, I never bothered to tell anyone about them because I didn't think it was serious. I was on some medications at the time, I figured it was just a rare and unpleasant side effect. That very well could be the case, as I haven't had one since I stopped taking those medications YEARS ago.I'm not sure why I didn't tell people about my panic attacks though. I remember them being absolutely horrifying, easily one of the scariest things that had ever happened to me.
As someone who deals with both mental and physical health issues watching these videos help me learn what to potentially do in certain health situations
As a young teen who has experienced fainting from heat before, it not too bad, i remember feeling sick and my vision starting to blur, i was caught by my dad and he just blew cold air on me and i woke up fine, no ambulance called or anything
Blowing cold air on someone fainting from heat is a very dad thing to do. 😂
Panic attacks are no joke. My first major one was when I was dating my ex and we were at her sister’s house. I took one too many puffs from a blunt in a rapid succession. My tolerance level was low and this was when I first started smoking weed. The high crept up on me and then suddenly after a little while, massive panic attack unfolded outta nowhere. I literally felt like I was having a heart attack and was absolutely terrified. I ran out of the house and walked for a while and then felt much better afterwards, but man it was a terrifying experience.
@Nitrix speaking of things I hate people sayinggggg
I also hate when people say they had a panic attack when all it was was a little crying like BRO THATS NOT A PANIC ATTACK
exactly why you dont do drugs lmao
@SCB TV yeah, there's a reason that it is illegal in my country. Unfortunately, it being illegal means that no-one is taught about it and since it is pretty readily available lots of people do it without knowing the possible consequences.
As someone with panic disorder those small panic attacks sometimes go over my head as a panic attack. My limbs usually start tossing around with no control and I often lose memory of the 1-2 minutes before the attack happens. So when nothing big happens and i just have a normal panic attack i feel pathetic because it's still scary
I suffer from vasovagal syncope. I was told that it was rare for people that are past their teens and prior to their 60's to have it, and that it usually resolved itself within 5 to 10 years, sometimes sooner. I was given midodrine to bring up my blood pressure until I was stabilized. The cardiologist told me that it was a medically benign condition. However, it could be fatal if the syncope happened and you fell on a rock and hit your head, or fell out a window, into traffic etc. Once I learned to control it, I was able to get off the meds. If I feel the symptoms, I quickly lay on the floor and put my legs up so that my brain can get oxygenated, it then passess. I have been symptom free for over two years now. I also suffer from panic attacks with paralysis. That, I can't foresee, unfortunately.
I remember the 2 in American Idol pretty clearly. I could tell she was about to faint, I'm guessing partly because I once fainted in class due to a severe stomach ache. I remember feeling extremely dizzy and vision being a complete blur but it was my first time experiencing anything like it before so I didn't know what to do. Unfortunately I made the decision to try to walk up to my teacher to tell her...I didn't make it one step.
When I was 14-15 years old I ended staying home from school one day. I was home alone, as I was walking up the stairs I started to feel that lightheadedness you can get from standing up to fast and you have to sit down again but I kept walking because it didn't feel that bad and I was trying to go to my room and sleep some more. When I reach the last 2-3 steps my vision creeps away into full darkness its hard to breathe and I can feel my consciousness is fading as I start to fall backwards. I remember just thinking over and over again ''I can not faint at the top of the stairs I'm home alone'' and manage to grab the rail pull myself up, forward and then down so I could crawl up the last steps. Then I sat there for a while pure stubbornness fighting to stay awake still no vision for a solid minute or two. When my vision came back I went straight to bed and sleep for 11 hours until my mom barged into my room worried and confused wondering why I had not answered my phone, she even sent someone to our house knocking and shouting no response.
Wait, what happened?!
I had a fainting episode. Prob the same thing that happened to that girl who feel face first on American idol. My mother was in an induced coma and I remember standing over her and seeing blood starting to puddle up by her neck and next thing I know I'm on my back waking up with nurses and my family standing over me lol. Was really weird
I’ve had a panic attack once, I hit my head really hard. The reason I had the panic attack was because of an event many years prior when I got my head and blood everywhere, I was 4. So hitting my head that hard now makes me think I’m about to start bleeding everywhere and die
I had a vasovagal syncope after I had my daughter. It was pretty wild to wake up with the entire floor of nurses next to my bed.
My first thought with the reporter was migraine tbh, because I get those, too. I start talking nonsense and realise that the words I want to say don't come out of my mouth. When I was younger I hated that part more than the pain and nausea because it scared me. Migraines suck 😅😂😭
I fainted before, basically I blacked out , it was preceded by an intense headache at my frontal lobe, it felt like my head was being crushed in a vice. The pain was so intense that i fell to my knees before blacking out and falling back. I'm not sure what happened if I had a stroke or a brain aneurysm , but when I regained consciousness I had an intense thirst, that I might have chugged a gallon of water.
As somebody with hemiplegic migraines, having an aura that bad is so terrifying, I also speak that way with migraines
@Kanji yes! My first one I went to the ER thinking I was having a stroke. It was only the beginning, now I get them often :(
Same. At first I only had a disturbed vision aura before the migraines hit but in my last migraine attack I also had difficulties to speak. I never had this before and it was terrifying
Doctor Mike, when I get anxiety attacks my heart races and it's hard to breathe but what concerns me is when my face goes numb, my vision blurs, my struggle to speak, my hands lock up and get tingly and finally I start feeling tired or sleepy. Do I have a heart condition?
I'm a hypochondriac, don't know why but listening to Dr. Mike explaining what happened to people medically is oddly comforting. Just knowing there are real people (doctors obviously) out there that are so educated and know the human body is a nice thing.
I used to be a real bad hypochondriac, it consumed my life for years, so I feel what you feel. I did finally get through it, but I still have triggers. ❤
I think you hit it on the head .. he has such a great personality , and he's so easy to listen to and still being medical into it
I used to check this platform time to time and I found hsv1&2 virus treatment on Clip-Share called Dretiko that cured I and my husband after the treatment plan,
i had a scary issue where i developed anaphalaxis to my pain medication that id been on for over 20 years. id gotten to the point where i didnt need the pain meds often but when i did it was so i could walk. the problem was i didnt know it was anaphalaxis and the first 4 times it happened the hospital mis diagnosed it as dehydration or me trying to get free drugs.... once we worked out what was happeneing through a process of elemination i made the hospital staff that had mis diagnosed me aware of the situation so they didnt kill the next patient with the same problem. no i didnt pursue it legally. im not that way inclined and i think our medical peoples are doing a wonderful if somewhat stressful job most of the time. but yes in one of my worse episodes my bp was 60 over 20 and i couldnt hold my head off the ground without passing out. actually thought i was a gonner that time.
That’s really scary. U ok?
I remember when I was at softball practice and I was feeling hot and miserable and I asked the coach if I could leave early and turns out I almost had a heat stroke💀
This reminds me of the time when i got a panic attack in ikea and everyone was looking. Took me almost 45 minutes to fully recover from that- my eyes kept rolling back in my head so i couldnt see :/
Oh God that's awful! And it's at Ikea so you can't even find the exit!
Never thought about it but maybe journalists, specially those who often get sent to war zones, could also suffer from PTSD.
I really appreciate you showing a silent panic attack. A lot of people don’t realise how calm someone may seem during one. I started getting panic attacks when I was around nine. Earlier on, they definitely were very noticeable and concerning to other people. But over time, I’ve gotten better at managing them so they rarely outwardly manifest. It still means that I need to take a break from what I’m doing, sometimes.
Exactly! I have severe anxiety and OCD, and my anxiety attacks are just me spacing out, but I feel intense fear and sometimes start crying and hyperventilating.
You shouldn't hide it. You should let someone know so that can help you calm down. Have a good day.
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Not wanting people to worry or embarrass yourself? Been there.
I've always felt like my internal struggles weren't valid compared to others because I wasn't exactly having the same outward emotion and response. However, watching this and seeing these comments makes me realizes that not one person's panic attack symptoms are 'invalid' or wrong. Everyone experiences panic attacks in all different ways, and I feel for everyone who every has had to go through it before.
i feared for my life when i had my first panic attack i really thought "IM HAVING A HEART ATTACK", when it happened again i knew but still it was really awful and scary and i must say the only thing that got me scared the same way, was my first sleep paralysis experience i didnt knew what was going on i couldnt move at all, only look around and saw a shape of shadow figure in the corner of my room, but i could see the eyes clearly(very scary!)i told myself "man you're dreaming for sure" i got really scared and tried to scream, move but nothing happened, it was like i lost my voice and control of my body... the more i tried to scream or move it lasted longer and the tension was more noticeable, the weight on my chest was crazy like someone was sitting on me + i heared loud but not clear voices then calmed myself, closed my eyes and waited till its gone in real time it was like 10 minutes but for me it was like an hour and when finally could move and talk i thought that im going crazy and didnt want to tell anybody because they'll look at my like im a psycho... next day read about it on the internet and found out im not the only one with this issue and i can tell it was a relief to this day i suffer from panic attacks and sleep paralysis its not that scary anymore but still is...and if you never experienced this i hope you will never because its crazy stuff
@Gaia Arce It depends...some people will close eyes but since i have this sh** for almost 9 years i dont really care...this can sound like im a psycho but i have this really often sometimes im trying to make it longer and just see what will happen and what i'll see i saw a lot of scary stuff throughout years but its not real so why not try to explore it and see what brain can offer
I'm glad my first and only sleep paralisis episode happened when I had already read about it. So when I realised what was going on I was able to calm myself. I also closed my eyes right away 'cause I didn't wanna see no shadows lol. One thing though I found odd was that as it went away I heard this voice in my head calling my name but I guess it was just my mind playing tricks. This whole thing lasted about 5 min max.
When you mentioned the panic attacks it reminded me that I have some sort of something that causes me to have at least 15 panic attacks in one day (yes I keep count each time) at first it was one every 3 weeks now it 15 and more ever day no one knows what is happening to me. Also I have been a fan for a while now😊
I have POTS and CVID among a whole host of other medical conditions. My POTS causes my heart rate to go very high if I’m not on meds for that. I’ve gotten as high as 187 but due to the type of POTS I have my blood pressure is also affected and I will have high pressures for a couple of weeks and then it goes into reverse and my pressures plummet. I’m on 4 meds for high blood pressure and 1 for when I’m too low. When I’m high I tend to need meds every 3-4 hours because it shoots way up and when it flips and I’m low I can’t take the medications. I have to keep an eye on my pressures before I take meds or before I drive a car because I have a history of passing out. If I can’t drive my mom will drive me to where I need to go. My blood pressure has dropped as low as the 50’s and lately I’ve been as low as 60/40. My CVID means I’m immunocompramised and I rely on IVIG monthly (I go again tomorrow) and that medication is made from blood donors plasma. I’m high risk for pneumonia, sepsis, and GI infections and all have landed me hospitalized. Pneumonia every year since 2016 and some years it is more than once. This year was twice in July and October. In July I was admitted due to double septic pneumonia for a week. The one in October I refused to go to the ER because my pulmonologist had me on IV antibiotics outpatient and that worked this time. We tried that in July and it failed. Sepsis I’ve had 4 times with the second and third early stage and I was hospitalized for only 5 days each. The fourth was when I also had pneumonia and I was there for a solid week and the first nearly killed me and I was there for a month. It sucks so bad.
I had a migraine mimicking a stroke. Scariest thing ever. You lose feeling in half your body and when you try to speak it doesn’t come out right and you end up being so confused. It’s only happened to me once but my father had them a few times and had went to the hospital so it helped me a lot to be able to recognize and identify I had the same thing.
my mom had the same thing happen. but she was at weird when it happened
Migraines are so bad I’m sorry u dealt with that
He was talking about having to rehydrate somebody carefully when I work at a hospital as a sitter I had to sit with a patient that was severely dehydrated the person I relieved since she had had three bags of fluids before she urinated the first time and it was the only time in her 12-hour shift she went and it took about another three bags before she went on my shift they didn't know how she was so dehydrated and still alive
3:30 This is why I ALWAYS when I leave my home, no matter where I go, bring a bottle of water with me.
I pass out a lot because I have something called pots it stands for postural orthostratic tachycardia syndrome so I know how those people feel. Especially about the girl who fell on her face I passed out once and hit my head on my door and got a concussion from it
Happened to me today. Had to go to the ER. Recently got diagnosed with vasovagal syncope. Trying my best to cope
If you have had a vasovagal response, does this mean you have vasovagal syncope? Or is vasovagal syncope a collection of / prone-ness to vasovagal responses?
As a someone who has experienced more than one panic attack, kudos to Dan Harris for handling the situation so well. That may have ended much worse!
im surprised he managed to keep himself together long enough to atleast get halfway through the talk before stopping to calm himself down-- ive had 2 panic attacks so far in my life time and both of them i stuttered, it was hard to breath and talk, it was hard to get any of my words out. the fact he managed to truck through it was impressive.
When people do their own research before purchasing a house or a car, they're considered a SMART CONSUMER...When you do your own research before putting something in your body, you're called a Conspiracy theorist
i’ve been hospitalized from panic attacks so 100% kudos to him
They are so horrifying! I’m sorry to anyone suffering from them!
i was laying down when i had it, and i couldnt move at all for like two seconds or more-
I have had only one panic attack in my life: I was in the grocery store picking out pasta when I lost my ability to function properly. I felt like I was watching what was happening to me while controlling puppet-like control over my body. A clerk came up to ask me if I needed help and appeared perplexed when I said that I just couldn't find spaghetti (or somesuch inanity). I told him that I just needed to leave and he said something like, "why are you so upset about spaghetti?" The whole thing was bizarre and I managed to get outside where I sat in my car for a few minutes until the world started to make sense again. That was the weirdest 15 minutes of my life (and, no....there were no drugs involved )
@Jabattack not to be nitpicky but i believe its dissociation and not disassociation.
I hope you never experience that again
Disassociation. I’ve experienced it many times it’s very scary
I've had many panic attacks over the years, often followed by moderate depression. This was mostly in my 30's.
6:58 I have panic attacks almost daily and it gives me so much comfort that Dr Mike doesn't just say its all in your head like my therapists say. I always feel like it's my fault and I'm just faking it so thank you so much for saying its also physical.
My 1st anxiety attack I thought I was having a heart attack and I was already going to the doctor appointment soon as I got there Down goes Frazier!
I occasionally get them, but found apps that give tips on how to calm and taper them when you feel it coming on. I'd like to find out why panic attacks exist since they don't make logical sense. I don't believe "it's all in your head" since personally, I don't have any specific triggers. Maybe it's a physiological response to random hormone surges like adrenaline? If true, it makes sense that it can then spiral into psychological panic since you feel like you're dying. One major thing that allowed me to "get a grip" when it happens is recognizing I'm not going to die. I'm like, I just need to ride this out.
Had a VVS episode on a plane a few years ago. Thank God we were still at the gate so disruption was minimal.
The knee injury that the dancer received made me cringe and squirm 😢
Oh my god. Thank you so much for validating panic attacks and not just dismissing them. As someone who has GAD and has panic and anxiety attacks, it's so nice to hear that it's not just in my head and that it's physical symptoms as well.
I have SAD
I suffer severe panic attacks. They are not a joke you physically feel like you are dying and that fear of doom is unexplainable. Mine typically last a hour and consists of me freaking out puking crying screaming. I’ve tried everything from basic anxiety pills to Xanax to thc which thc actually induced a panic attack so don’t recommend maybe cbc would work better. I lived in fear after my 2nd one that I would forever have them and just had fear of when the next one was. I’ve learned to now worry about the next one and to just focus on right now. The only remedy I’ve found to get it gone faster for me is immediately taking a Xanax and laying down and deep breathes
Ayyy GAD twins
@YetAnotherVegan could have an inner ear disorder. something that screws up your balance badly. the feeling of being pushed like that is what makes me think so.
Does anyone know the difference between a PFO and a Ventricular Septal Defect? I don't quite understand it.
I had a Vasovagal Syncope Episode. Dr. Mike is right about the risk of injuries from the fall when it happens. I was in a cramped space at work surrounded by wall shelving when I lost consciousness from low blood pressure and fell. I got severe bruising on my head, neck and shoulders. Once I fell my brain started getting enough blood flow and I regained consciousness within minutes. My blood pressure returned to normal within 1/2 hour. But I had a neck injury from the fall that took a year to heal. I could not turn my head to the left for several months.
I fell face first on the ground in soccer practice and broke my nose when I had one of my first episodes.
As soon as I read this, that part happend.
I got a heat stroke at school around 10 years ago while my school was doing the olympics. It was really hot outside and I fell backward hit the back of my head on the bench and was apparently convulsing with my eyes rolling backwards. I woke up a couple of seconds later was perfectly fine
Panic attacks are definitely no joke. I remember one time having one so severe, at a work event, that I had to hide in a secluded corner of the lobby for thirty minutes until I came back down. I didn’t know what it was at the time, I thought I was losing my grip on reality. Later I was like “Oh well, I guess it was my imagination, maybe I was just tired.” Turned out I have GAD, and wasn’t diagnosed until I sought help after a series of panic attacks that took me out for almost a whole work week.
I really appreciate Dr.Mike's consistency and dedication towards his Clip-Share Channel. In fact anything he does. Whether it's being a doctor, Boxing, tour and anything else. He will just work on it and achieve it. Iam so inspired. Am definitely gonna follow your footsteps.
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@Wile E Coyote So ? Doesn't mean anyone can do it. Time management and multitasking is not easy
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@J Solo Lmfao he may get paid handsomely but he does have many financial responsibilities such as all the overheads that cum with travel, staff, family and do not forget what he gives back to the community and does so very generously.Besides no one ever stops to think just like everyone else on the planet who has a great big heart, people tend to take advantage of those that are overly kind.Genuine honest connections would most definitely be few and far between
As a Rescuer. Its a good observation.😁
Thank you, I frequent with panic attacks and anxiety episodes.. That made me feel so much more understood when you spoke about panic attacks, and less like I'm crazy. My panic attacks feel like they obviously start with mental symptoms, but quickly go to physical symptoms.
I have had a few panic attacks, one being during a performance in front of a few people, however it wasn't that bad and I made it through the entire thing without bailing out. However, my worst attack was when I was home alone(well not entirely but what can a baby do in a situation like this?) It happened as I was babysitting my baby brother a week before exams. My legs literally gave in and I could barely breathe. If I hadn't had my phone with me, I don't know what would have happened. I called my mom right as I started to collapse and my parents came rushing back. The attack lasted about twenty minutes, fourteen minutes before my parents could arrive since my mom got into an accident on her way to help me. We were both okay and everything was fine afterwards.Panic attacks are terrifying.
You're an excelent doctor , you explain things perfectly clear and you know what are you talking about .
This was such an incredible medical informative video!!! Thank you for taking the time to do this !!!!
reasons i watch dr. mike:1. funny2. entertaining3. educational
You approach panic attacks perfectly! I've since recovered, but I used to have such recurrent panic disorder, that I had heart complications from all the strain. Other people's shock always confused me- what did they think a panic attack was?
I think I had something like a panic attack in Peru once, ascending to a relatively high altitude on a bus. Even though it was very gradual and actually not that high (we later went higher without issue), I convinced myself I couldn't breathe. I don't remember a lot about it, but I remember feeling "confined", and my muscles were very sore afterwards, and I think I was given some sort of sugar pill. The tour operator on the bus was preparing to give me oxygen as I came out of it. But the interesting thing is that I'm told I was making jokes as it was happening. I don't remember that part at all.
I love you for acknowledging that panic attacks are real God bless you, I had a dr who said its all in your head, maybe it starts there, but definitely builds off of one another. I dated a girl who had them so bad, she littierally couldn't talk and would have that million mile stare, we went to hospital a couple times, because it look like a stroke, but the 3rd time was very severe and she couldn't speak, her eyes was focused on one spot, her hand would shiver so this dr comes in because we're super worried, and goes between her thighs and pinches the tender part of thigh real hard, and magically she pops right out of it. He explained it but I don't remember what he said and how it worked.
6:56I had a panic attack a few times and in fact I had one yesterday, and he's describing perfectly. I love how he is teaching people and also doing it for enjoyment for him and himself.
No one is gonna talk the fact that the guy that was talking on the ET incident sounds like Dr. Mike? Lol
2:11 "The problem is..."Her face first into the ground
My teenage son has complex migraines and they can be so bad. They absolutely can mimic the signs of a stroke. It's scary. My husband actually had a stroke at 40. Luckily it was very mild and you would never know if you met him. He was in the hospital for a week while the doctors tried to figure out why this young, otherwise healthy man had a stroke. It was like an episode of House. They finally diagnosed him with a rare clotting disorder.
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@joshy the hand I was around the same age when I got my really bad migraines, now the ones I get are rare and can be ignored. But I recently found out that migraines can be a sign a girl is gonna start having a period so that was what happened to me.
@Hari Seldon It's never Lupus
@🌸CHERI🌸 I'm more of the type to just sail through it since I've grown up with them. Mu pillows do have to be switched yp every few months but they are just the normal out of the store ones.
So sorry. Hope he grows out of it. I wasn't a teen.. but a tween.. like 11-13.. and for those 3 years I would get migraines so INCREDIBLY painful I wanted to die. I can't even verbalize how bad they were. I got one at summer camp and spent 4 DAYS, half the camp, in my bunk in the dark crying.. it was so bad. Then right about 14... they stopped. They simply went away and I never had one again.
i get migraine attack at least one time per month but i only get it in the night but i havent got migraine attack for 2 months now so thats good. i usually Throw up after, i do not know why
I fainted once during a concert, and I definitely fell forward and hit my chin pretty hard. I knew it was coming as I had tunnel vision but I was surrounded by people on a rafter and couldn't get down fast enough. I don't remember this part, but apparently I started stepping down and just fell forward.
I had a hemiplagic migraine a few years ago that presented with all the symptoms of a stroke. I went completely limp on my right side, speech was all muddled. Got rushed to hospital for an overnight stay and scan. Couldn’t find any signs of stroke and I was feeling fine by the time I got to the hospital. They said that due to massively increased stress and my family history of migraines they put it down to that.They did say though that the fact I had this episode I was at higher risk of suffering either a TMI or Full stroke. Living life a bit more calmly now.
THANK YOU for being accurate and clarifying the mental health sections of this. I live with multiple MH dx and am disabled as a result. Misunderstanding and misinformation (even from providers) is a widespread problem.
I’ve experienced 5 panick attacks by the age of 11 so I’m pretty happy that he actually addresses a panic attack as a medical thing!!(My panic attacks weren’t calm though, they were crying and crying and crying and hyperventilating and not being able to breath)
As someone who suffers from vasovagal, after a while (and you're lucky) you can sometimes catch that you might faint soon and can get to the floor before it happens. Sometimes you can't, but you definitely want to let people know if you catch it before.
2: 12 he said the problem is ... That she fainted
I remember fainting from dehydration once. I was going to the hospital to see my auntie with my family. I just felt really dizzy, everything went blurry, my dad was standing next to me, I leaned on him and said “dad I’m gonna faint” my legs gave out and my dad caught me, don’t remember what happened afterwards but once I became conscious again I was sitting down with some water and everyone looking at me.
Former industrial first aid attendant. Once someone has fallen, even from a standing position, we were taught to treat it as not only head injury but as a possible spinal injury to the neck, so immobilization protocols had to be followed. As for having a stroke on the job, one of the most chilling things I've heard was an air traffic controller guiding planes in for landing when she started to slur her words and lose all sense of what she was doing. Several pilots got on frequency to warn her colleagues and I understand she was able to get prompt attention. Must have been tense, as any incapacitation on the flight deck or in the tower when planes are landing can get bad really quickly.
Dr Mike you sir are a genius you make everything sound simple but complex at the same time. Legitimately best Dr out there 🙌
I had a stroke several years ago. I remember mumbling but not being able to control what was coming out of my mouth. The nurses were asking me questions and I couldn't get the words out. It was a terrible and scary feeling. It was very shortly followed up with a seizure. I'm glad I got to the hospital fast.
I'm more impressed with how you retain so much information. You are so well spoken & speak so clearly in a language I actually understand so thank you for that. I wish all doctors were like this.
As someone with a severe anxiety disorder I can tell you that a panic attack can without a doubt make you feel like you're going to die. Thankfully, I have great doctors that have me on a regimen that have reduced the instances of my attacks but for people who have never experienced one they can be absolutely terrifying.
I feel your pain. As a Combat Veteran I live with these things (since 2006) all the time and there are no cues or things that start them. I've had different meds and nothing seems to work except for Xanax. I rarely take it but just small amount does the trick when it starts. BUT I do hate pills and medicines so... the reason I am replying is a lot of times mine seem to be stomach related. I have used Capsaicin.YES! Hot sauce... I put a couple drops in my mouth and swallow ... it does burn but I get immediate relief. There are supplements available but I go directly to the source. Give it a try, it may work for you as well.
That's the thing people don't seem to get about panic attacks. You're not actually dying, but your PANICKING. you THINK you're going to die, and that causes you to react in a way befitting of that
That is true but strangely when you feel like you really might be dying, you don't panic or at least I didn't and neither did many of my friends and family members in similar situations. With the advent of modern medicine one can have quite a few brushes with death (shock, heart attacks, dehydration etc) in a lifetime. With shock, heart attack and low blood pressure from dehydration, you feel this sense of impending doom and yet not panicked. It is almost like you are too bewildered to feel panic.
Called my boss in tears once saying I was having a panic attack, she said but we'll still see you at work, right?
Very scary experience, I regularly get them and often visibly shake, even though my brain knows it won't physically harm me.Horrible to suffer them in front of other people too 😮
Her brain be like hey you ain’t got enough water OK bye now Bruh😂
I just looked up vasovagal syncope and I'm wondering if this is what I've had my whole life. In my youth, I was very athletic, but at times, when I'd exert myself physically, I'd get lightheaded and dizzy. And depending on the severity of it, it could take an hour or more for me to feel better. I went to many specialists, had hundreds of tests, took different medications and nothing worked. A couple years ago, I started working out losing over 60 pounds and I feel much better physically and emotionally to when I was very active playing sports. So I'm wondering if that's a contributing factor in me not suffering an episode in a while. But after looking up symptoms for vasovagal syncope, I'm wondering if that's what I have/had.
I remember a long time ago Dr Mike. I was having a TIA in the living room where I lived and there was this third year nursing student who refused to help me. I wish I had got her name. I would have reported to her to the Ontario nursing association.
4:33 I think I just died 💀
I had panic attacks all through my 20s (I only get them now in my 30s if I am SEVERELY hungover) and I feel so bad for Dan Harris, I know exactly how it feels :( He's a champ.
Ah low blood pressure.. it’s beautiful /sarcNo I’m not joking about something I haven’t experienced. I definitely experienced it. Not fun
Dr. Mike, Thank you for doing this video. I teach EMS and I was looking for a new video to introduce Medical Emergencies. This is fun, and your explanations are to the point. I'm a follower now. Keep up the strong work.
I have complex migraines with the same stroke like symptoms as her. I have had them since I was very young. I am 27 now and can usually avoid them but when I was 10 it was extremely scary to get them. I wasn't diagnosed until around 2 years ago.
As an EMT our first steps would be to check to make sure the scene is safe (ALWAYS), assess patients breathing and open the airway for adequate breathing, If she weren't awake and breathing we would have to follow up with CPR via AED if available, and if the patient is awake we would get at least 2 sets of vital via primary and secondary assessment.
I’ve had vasovagal episodes enough times to know what my “signs” are, and they usually come on relatively slowly, so I’ve never fully fainted. I just immediately lay down or crouch so that I can get blood flow back to my head and stay conscious. Doesn’t always keep me from throwing up though. 😬
About that last emergency regarding Dan Harris: as soon as you mentioned "recreational drugs", I wasn't surprised. All of those old anti-drug abuse PSAs I watched, as a kid, all taught me that drug abuse can most certainly lead to mood swings, schizophrenia, and especially panic attacks. They're here on Clip-Share, too! Search "anti-drug PSAs" from the channel Love the PIF, and you'll either remember or see what I mean.
Thank you for giving credence to panic attacks. As someone that has experienced multiple panic attacks and been told by doctors that it's all in my head... I felt crazy. Thank you for not writing these symptoms off. You seem very kind and understanding. I appreciate you taking the time to understand mental health conditions. I learned a lot from this video.
@idonthaveanameforthischannel Get real help, not from one but from multiple professionals. Your parents unfortunately don't know what they're talking about.
Panic attacks are awful and disconcerting. They are very serious. Though they are technically in your head, it does not mean they are not a serious medical condition. Please see a doctor and walk out if they dismiss you. Get another opinion from real, competent doctor. Panic attacks can be controlled or at least managed with or without medication. Do not let anyone tell you it is only in your head.
my own parents tell me it’s in my head…
Yes! I'm so tired of panic attacks being downplayed. I've been accused of attention seeking because of it. I've had one panic attack and god I hope it'll be the last I ever have. No one wants attention in such a situation.Should've changed the freaking music when I asked them to.
@K M Had one driving too, and it was the worst i've ever had. Suddenly my heart was racing so bad I felt like I was definitely gonna die. Then the shortness of breath, hyperventilation followed by a harrowing dizziness and an almost tunnel vision feeling. But the worst was yet to come, my hands started tingling, followed by my abdomen. Then, they all became rock hard and my tongue was numb. I could barely talk and could not move my arms (as they were clenched towards my body) all I remember was pulling over to the next shoulder where I saw a car stopped, turns out there was a nice lady who had a flat tire and she came to my aid. What a day.
Dan Harris did amazing to get the focus off of him while having a panic attack. I had one while hiking up a mountain a while back and just had to sit, breathe heavily and cry while my friend helped me to calm down. To stay that calm while your heart's pounding and everything feels wrong is really impressive.
How could you not Love Dr. Mike and all his valuable videos to see every day ppl get sick!
What I learned from having panic attacks myself and my gf also having them. If it happens with a few people around, then only one person should talk to the one having a panic attack. Most important of all, never give them a hug. One of the reasons panic attacks feel so horrible is that you feel traped inside of your own body. It get's very claustrophobicinside your skin. So if you're with someone who's having a panic attack and their partner is the too and they know about it, let them handle it.
I was diagnosed with a PFO aged 33 after it was seen that I’d had a stroke many years prior. The two incidents were connected.
I always felt like my panic attacks weren’t “valid” because I managed to be outwardly calm and mostly straight faced, but this made me feel much better.
For me I have a intense sense of Doom until I cough up the fear and throw it up(?) I have no idea why I cough and throw up when having a panic attack maybe it's a metaphor for me throwing up the fear out of my body
1:59 who would have though a Tat Xomen....
My panic attacks make me feel extreme panic inwardly. However, it's almost like my body refuses to go along with it. I do tend to stop talking and stare off into space, so it's detectable to people who know how they work. I've tried medications, and they only lessen the severity slightly. I can't do the narcotic meds because I work in a fire sprinkler service job, that often requires alot of driving and climbing ladders etc.
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As someone who has a long history of moderate to severe anxiety, paranoia and depression, I've had my fair share of panic attacks over the years and I can say...they're not fun. Worst part is sometimes they come out of nowhere with no obvious cause, and still to this day nobody can figure out what causes some of them. Though one thing I KNOW sets it off is being in over-crowded noisy environments, like shopping malls or retail stores right before Christmas where everyone is basically using their shopping carts as battering rams. Sometimes parties/family gatherings and particularly noisy restaurants do it too. The moment I begin to feel the onset of a panic attack in a situation like that the first thing I do is excuse myself and just stand outside alone for about half an hour until it settles down.I have brought all this up with multiple doctors and psychiatrists and they all seem to agree it is in fact anxiety related, and in the cases of crowds it's set off by too much sensory input (I'm on the Autism spectrum, meaning my brain doesn't always filter out background noise very efficiently) and a touch of agoraphobia.
There needs to be a part 2 of this, which would hopefully include the famous/infamous (depending on perspective) clip from a segment on a local morning news show where a woman and the interviewer were doing a live segment in the field where they were stomping grapes and the woman fell. _Family Guy_ has actually parodied it.
Virtual hug to Dan Harris, he continued to try his best even though he just had a major panic attack ❤
Getting medication prescribed is what I am most afraid of from what you spoke towards the end. When withdrawals happen and like you said your highs are highs and lows are lows; I’ve felt panic attacks and it’s not pretty. Mostly towards the end of the night when im about to sleep, I will always feel restless. I had episodes where I would go to the closet for quietness to calm myself down. 😢 So is it best to find natural ways to fight anxiety? Rather than depending on a prescribed drug that then can probably make you feel worse when not taken anymore?
As someone with a panic disorder I absolutely appreciate the way Dr. Mike talks about psychological issues as well. Thank you for being such an amazing doc.
@Terri That's what I said. :/
@Mrspo Sorry you are wrong! Many doctors tell women that their symptoms are "all in their head"!
Sadly not many doctors act this way
Yeah, well since many Doctors treat women as if 80% of their physical symptoms are a Mental issue that is not a big kudos!
@fbi agent caffeine can absolutely cause panic attacks, if your a naturally anxious person try cutting back or finding an alternative.
what happens if i get up and my head hurts every day should i see my doc or someone cuz i feel like i'm going to faint
I have a question for you Dr. Mike, A few months ago I wasn’t feeling very good so I went to go tell my parents and then I passed out randomly and my mother think it’s from low blood sugar because I was shaking a lot afterwards and I felt like I was going to throw up and this was in the night time so I was just trying to sleep then all of a sudden I felt bad but I don’t know if that’s some thing I should see a doctor about or what.
I relate to that guys knee injury... I hurt my knee during hurdles a few years back for high school and I went home sobbing and my mom (she was studying to be a nurse at the time and she is now at her dream job in a childrens hospital) told me to stop faking because I have a big netball game that I can't miss the day after. I played the netball match and I did amazing (top off my team) and in the car on my way home I started crying again because my knee was really hurting now. I ended up shattering my meniscus and pulling so many muscles I needed surgery. I found out that I have 3 different problems with my knees, 1 I have a weird shaped meniscus, 2 I have loose knee caps (not as gross as it sounds) and 3. I will have knee problems for the rest of my life and I'm only 18, that's at least 55 years. I have the knees of a 60 year old :L
Panic attacks are no fun, but it would be absolutely terrifying to be in front of a camera during an episode. He handed it incredibly well, no doubt his entire life experience came to a head at that moment.
i need to stop watching this type of video because if i hear about a medical condition, even if i dont have any symptoms of it, i will gaslight myself into thinking i have it 😃👍🏻
I have frequent strings of panic attacks at work, where it's a high energy, loud environment. The thing is, I'm not allowed to go out and take a moment to breathe, and if I start to show major signs of having a panic attack, I get yelled at which only makes it worse. It starts in my head as you said, where I will begin to think certain things, I'm aware of the noise and everything. Then my breath gets shallow and rapid, and suddenly it's all I can think about. I'm panicking, I know I am. My whole body begins to tremble, and sometimes I even start to cry. It's happened at least half a dozen times at work. Once all it took was us being in a rush and a customer recording me. I broke down after that.