Is this a constant panic attack?
I'm in hell right now.
I've always been an anxious depressed person, but could get out of it for periods of time without meds. I don't like meds. I have so many side-effects from them.
5 weeks ago, I was working hard in the garden and had something happen. It caused a fast heartbeat, higher BP, and panic. I haven't felt good since. I saw my doc and he did an EKG and labs, and they were okay.
I've been waiting for it to go away, but it seems to be worsening. A few days ago, I finally gave in, and started a beta blocker for my heartrate.
The next day, I felt the worst ever.....sweating, weak, fast heartrate.......just feeling like I would die.
I went to the ER and they did tests and had me stay over night. My cardiac enzymes are normal, but now I have to have a stress test on Tuesday.
I feel sick all the time.........breaking out in a sweat, nauseous, weak, panicky......feel like I'm dying. Even xanax doesn't seem to help much.
Can this be "panic disorder"? Does it really last so long and feel like you're dying??? I think I'm going to be forced into antidepressants, which I hate, since I have so many side-effects to meds. I'm 58 and have fibromyalgia and have recently been through menopause. I don't know what the hell is going on, but its awful!
Is this what panic disorder feels like? I keep thinking the docs aren't looking far enough into a physical problem. My thyroid and blood sugar are okay.
There's always something, isn't there????