Hello! Here is my story. about
2.5 weeks ago I suffered my first panic attack. I was surfing the internet while waiting for the LOST premiere when I felt a tingly sensation behind my eye. I started to feel light headed so I got up and headed to the living-room to find my bf. By this time I felt like I was dying. I told the bf, "This is it! Call 911" I headed outside so I could breathe. I paced for 5 minutes until the police showed up and the ambulance. By this time I was feeling better, ( I did have the shakes), so I decided not to go to the hospital. (On a side note: I watch too many doctor dramas) The following Sunday I had another attack, less serve, while watching a video.
Last Monday was the worst. The bf and I were shopping and I started to feel bad so I sat down. I told him I'm feeling the way I did during the previous attacks. So we left. A few minutes in the car I had to get out. I could not breathe so I stood on the sidewalk for a bit. My arms became numb and the side of my face. I told the bf I need to go to the hospital because I am having a stroke. Bf did not know where the hospital is so I had to direct him all the while I could not breathe, my arms were numb, and I was contemplating death. Finally we got to the hospital I ran inside I told the front nurse that I cannot feel my arms and she started asking me rudimentary questions! At last a nurse sat my down and did heart test and such and told my I am hyperventilating and to breathe in a paper-bag. I ended up being at the hospital for 3 hours. My attacks would subside and then return. All the while I was sure I was having a stroke and the bf complaining about
how much work he had to do that night!
So here I am. The past four days have been horrible. Every sensation brings panic. I keep thinking that I am about
to have an attack or something far worst. I have a rashes on my face (is this a normal symptom?) and I still swear something is wrong with me. It is so hard to breathe and relate how I feel to anyone. I went to the eye doctor-nothing is wrong. On Monday I 'm going to a therapist. Tomorrow I'm going the doctors for a check-up. (to put my mind at ease) Funnily enough, before the attacks I've been feeling great. I figured out schooling.
Post Edited (polkadotlilac) : 2/26/2010 6:34:00 PM (GMT-7)