AWFUL Panic Attacks!!

I had my first panic attack when I was 25 years old. I thought i was having a heart attack. I did not know what was happening to me. I went to the hospital and they did a EKG and said I was fine. They told me to make a appointment with my regular doctor so I did. My doctor told me i had a panic attack. Which later i learned they run in the women in my family. The doctor put me on a mild anti-depressant and after six months i was off the drug. I did not have another panic attack till 2007! That attack put me in the hospital and they checked my heart. They did every test you do for heart trouble. Everything came back normal! But, in 2005 I was raped and almost killed by someone who broke in my house while i was sleeping and they never found who did it! But, the bad panic attacks started 2 years after i was raped! I've had my heart checked several times and every time i have a panic attack i always think i'm having a heart attack no matter what all the doctors and tests have said. I get the worst aches and pains like dizziness, chest pain,shoulder pain, tingling through out my body. I feel like i'm dying somtimes and it scares me so bad. I would do anything to feel good again!

 

AKS216 AKS216
31-35, F
1 Response Mar 18, 2009

Totally understand.........lived with them most of my adult life!.....just try to 'know', that it's the 'flight or fight' response that makes the adrenalin run, and makes your heart beat wildly............i know it's scary, but it won't hurt you.