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This is the first time I've ever joined a forum but I don't know where to turn to. About 2 months ago I had a 'panic attack' whilst in work. I had a number of heart flutters and my pulse went through the roof. I was shaking all over and I turned pale. There was no pain but I was convinced that I was having a heart attack. A paramedic was called and my pulse was still a little high but my blood pressure was fine and my ECG was fine. They took me to A&E just to get checked out.
I was asked all the usual questions like do I smoke, do I drink, how much coffee do I drink etc. I was sent home afterwards. For about 2 days I felt like a train had hit me, I didn't feel right at all. I was worried about having another attack and I totally lost my appetite. I went to my doctors and was diagnosed with a general anxiety disorder. I was shown some breathing excercises and was booked in for a follow up ECG. The results of the ECG came back normal and I was prescribed antidepressants (citalopram). After starting to take them I began having an attack every other day in the early hours of the morning so I began to get really worried. After stopping taking them the attacks subsided for a while and I began to feel better. i started getting other symptoms, mostly in my left arm, things like pins and needles and strange sensations along with some pain that lasted only a few seconds. My doctor booked me in for full blood works (which all came back normal) I had one MASSIVE attack about a week ago and I had to phone an ambulance because I was stuck in between work and home and it's put me back to square one. Beyond square one in fact because I haven't felt right since and I'm now terrified that I've been misdiagnosed with anxiety. I'm getting more symptoms than before and whereas, normally I would get better after a day or 2, I still feel like total crap after a week.
I've gone back to my doctor to tell him this and he just rolled his eyes, sighed and said he's gonna refer me to a cardiologist. So even he's given up trying to tell me it's anxiety. It's gonna take months to be seen by a specialist and I'm convinced I'm not gonna last that long. I am in dire need of help and I don't know what to do.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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