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I had a really scary episode yesterday and I'm scared. I honestly don't think it was a panic attack. I haven't had a full blown panic attack for a long time now. I was driving my 15yo daughter to school, we were at the light and I had a weird pain in my thumb so I started pushing on it and decided to take ibuprofen which never happened, but I started feeling strange and went into a full fledged freak out. I felt like I was going to die, everything started fading which made me start to freak out more.I started thinking that I was going to die and my daughter wouldn't have me and a million other thoughts all within those few seconds which felt like forever. My body felt cold and I was shaking like a leaf. I pulled off the road and into a parking lot freaking out. I was screaming call 911!! Something is wrong with me! Once out of the car, I told my daughter not to call 911 just yet. So yeah, I got out of the car and there was a man coming out of the building so I told him what was going on. My My tongue and roof of my mouth went completely numb. I was in a total freak out. I ended up going to urgent care with my aunt who is a nurse for over 35 years now. They ran an ekg and it came out normal, but the dr who was extremely young by the way suggested I go to ER to rule out a stroke or heart attack, but my aunt said she didn't think I needed to and that since he was young and was very by the textbook he said what he felt he needed to in order to cover his butt. He didn't seem to know anything about anxiety. He told me I didn't have any of the classic anxiety symptoms. I have been an anxiety sufferer for 10 plus years. I take citalopram 10mg daily. Either way, now I'm freaking out thinking I might have had a TIA stroke and it's just a matter of time before I have another or a full on stroke or something serious and since I didn't go to the hospital ER I'm just a ticking time bomb. I've been googling symptoms and reading a million stories on this and completely obsessing over it. I'm so scared
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