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Out of the ordinary mild panic attack

Commented on January 06, 2014
Created January 05, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Hi guys just wanted your opinion on what happened today when I went out to dinner.

I had a green tea with a burger (without the bun) and sweet potato fries. I am grain free and caffeine free (due to anxiety issues) and I had a mini panic attack during my meal.

I am wondering if it was the small bit of gluten in the burger (wheat crumbs) or the green tea from David's that caused the jolt. Or maybe it was me worrying to much. I didn't think the little caffeine in tea would do that?

Thanks

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on January 06, 2014
at 04:46 AM

Has caffeine ever caused a response like that before? Has gluten? Have you had panic attacks in the past, in general?

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on January 06, 2014
at 04:45 AM

Yeah, hypoglycemia was the first place I went when I read the title too. But it doesn't seem to fit here...

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on January 06, 2014
at 12:47 AM

It might also be a mild allergic reaction to something you've eaten... I've read that eating things that your body has a reaction to can raise your heart rate. Maybe some additive in the sweet potato fries? - the commercial stuff I've seen is sometimes coated with (yes, wheat) flour and canola... Don't expect them to make it from scratch.

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on January 05, 2014
at 11:44 PM

I did very low carb when I got sick over the holidays but I eat carbs bananas and sweet potatoes mostly. I dunno it was just so out of the blue my dad thought I was faking it lol

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on January 05, 2014
at 11:17 PM

The only time I've had such things is if I've gone very low carb for too long while fasting more than 16 hours - that feeling, at least in my case, is of cortisol being used to signal gluconeogenesis. Were you by any chance fasting, or have you recently gone very low carb? Strangely you mention sweet potato fries, that should provide some carbs, hopefully enough to prevent that. If you're not VLC/fasting, then, at least you can rule that out.

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on January 05, 2014
at 11:44 PM

I did very low carb when I got sick over the holidays but I eat carbs bananas and sweet potatoes mostly. I dunno it was just so out of the blue my dad thought I was faking it lol

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on January 06, 2014
at 04:45 AM

Yeah, hypoglycemia was the first place I went when I read the title too. But it doesn't seem to fit here...

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