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New, "Delusional" Panic Attacks Happening?

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I have recently started having really severe, and weird panic attacks in the last couple weeks.......I don't know whether or not they are related to my OCD.

These attacks just happen at random, I have no idea what triggers them......

When the attacks start, an image comes up in my mind of my house catching on fire...When they happen, I truly believe that my house will burn up if I don't unplug EVERYTHING......Then after I unplug everything, I go on the front porch, because I can still see the house burning down in my mind.

The attacks seem to last about an hour, after which I am still somewhat scared to go back in the house.....Then I will go ask my neighbor friend to come check everything to make sure it's safe to go back in..............This friend is familiar with what my issues are, and helps me out with other things related to my MI (driving me to appts, getting my groceries, cleaning, etc), so she doesn't mind checking.

Mainly I am concerned that when these attacks happen, I really believe my house is going to burn down.

I have already told pdoc and tdoc about them, and pdoc says she thinks the attacks might be delusional.....She has called in an increased Risperdal dose of 3mg (I was on 2mg), to see if it helps.

Is it really possible to have a "delusional panic attack"........Any thoughts or experiences welcome....

Edited by CrazyRedhead

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The OCD package includes intrusive thoughts. Seeing disasters-about-to-happen is common. I have some personal experience with these, unfortunately. Mostly taken care of by Abilify but Risperidone was great as well.

I guess that severe intrusive thoughts can be named “delusions” at some point.

If you are not diagnosed with psychosis then this may very well be part of your OCD.

Did you have a medication change recently? It may be some withdrawal effect of something...

 

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30 minutes ago, HydroCat said:

The OCD package includes intrusive thoughts. Seeing disasters-about-to-happen is common. I have some personal experience with these, unfortunately. Mostly taken care of by Abilify but Risperidone was great as well.

I guess that severe intrusive thoughts can be named “delusions” at some point.

If you are not diagnosed with psychosis then this may very well be part of your OCD.

Did you have a medication change recently? It may be some withdrawal effect of something...

 

I haven't gone off anything recently.....Cocktail has been about the same for a good while.....Only thing that has changed is that after I told pdoc about these attacks, she increased my Risperdone from 2mg to 3mg..........Just started the 3mg Risperdone.

I've never been diagnosed with any kind of psychosis.....Pdoc said these attacks could be delusional, but it's sometimes hard to tell severe intrusive thoughts from delusions.

I've just never had attacks like this before....Scary.

Thanks for your input........This OCD is really kicking my butt.

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