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A few days ago, I had a terrible anxiety attack, far worse than any I've ever had. I had blurred vision, shortness of breath, tachycardia, very high blood pressure, feeling like I was going to pass out, etc. Because it was so extreme, random and very much not like my typical anxiety attacks, I made the decision to head to the ER just in case. I was kept overnight just because they wanted to make sure there was nothing wrong with my heart (due to the high blood pressure and rapid heart rate). I only got an hour of sleep that night and wasn't allowed to eat or drink at all because they had wanted to do another CT scan. However, they decided there really was nothing wrong with my heart and I was discharged that afternoon.
Yesterday, I had the same exact anxiety attack at the same exact time, but with different symptoms, ones that again made me go to the ER just in case. Not finding anything truly wrong physical health wise, I was sent home after just an hour there. And now today, I'm still struggling with the recovery from the extreme anxiety attacks.
I'm extremely exhausted, heavy headed (though I do suspsect I have a bit of a head cold), constantly anxious (unless I take the Ativan I was given from the hospital) and still rather weak. I think part of my weakness could be from still getting back into my normal eating habits after not being able to for almost 24 hours. Because of my hypochondria, the fact that I'm having these symptoms is only making my anxiety worse. Has anyone else had really bad, random bouts of anxiety like this? If so, how long did it take to completely recover from this?
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