Well, so...I had my first panic attack yesterday and ended up checking myself into the emergency room. I really thought it was possibly a heart attack. I have no idea what brought it on or why. I lead a very routine uneventful life. And while I'm a nervous type of person generally, I've never been overwhelmed like that. The doctor prescribed me a combination antihistimine (for the hyperventilating) and anti-anxiety drug. I'm supposed to take it for the next couple of days and then as needed.
I came home, took a pill, and slept for 12 hours.
I can still feel the panic potential down inside like a glowing ember this morning. Like if I blew on it, it would rage up again. I feel so freaking delicate.
Is this something I'm going to be at risk for the rest of my life?
Because let me tell you, it sucked big time.