I just spur-of-the-moment decided to take an ativan and go for a walk in the woods so that I won't stay scared of having some breathing condition when all my doctors say I'm fine. I made it!
I'm back in the house now, typing to all of you. It was a little scary at some points, but my PCP says that so long as my peak flow meter (used by folks with asthma, which I don't have) is above a certain mark, my lungs and throat can't be closing up. It was sky-high and clear the whole time. I do have some throat tightness, all on the right side where my anxiety usually makes my throat tense, but when I stand up, that goes away, and I know that I am breathing just fine right now. I'm a little nervous, coming back down from trying to be brave, but with luck, there will not be a trip to the ER tonight just because of anxiety.
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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac