Hi steph ((Hugs)),
Thats's so much to deal with. I wanted to tell you about
the first time I had to have a tooth pulled. The dentist gave me a shot of novacaine, I turned to my mother (who was there as moral support for my anxiety) and said, "I don't feel so...." I remember vomiting and the next thing I remember is the dentist and his assistant by my side with an oxygen mask trying to wake me up. I knew this was a panic attack because I was so anxious about
the needle, the tooth being extracted, etc.
My panic attacks usually sneak up on me. It isn't a full blown all-out attack right from the very beginning. One of my "clues" that I'm having one is that it gets increasing hard to breathe. I can only describe it as something that an asthma attack might feel like. My throat starts to slowly get dry. Then it feels like someone has pushed down on the bottom of my throat and won't ease up.
I don't know if what you had was a panic attack, but it is possible that somewhere along the line, your PA decided to manifest itself differently. I do hope that you're doing better than you were. Be well!
Life's a journey, not a destination ~ Aerosmith
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