Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bad Day

Yesterday something happened that triggered an apparent panic attack, but I don't know what it was.

Around 2 PM I was playing online and all of the sudden my heart rate went up noticeably a lot. I got up to go to the bathroom and I almost fell over backwards onto the toilet from the dizziness. As it progressed I worried about it and looked it up online, I got the "Alert! seek immediate emergency services" warning. I disregarded it because there was no chest pain. I was relieved when I finally got to the possible diagnosis list and on it were both Panic Attack and General Anxiety Disorder. Since I have previously been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder I assumed that was the one.

At 3 o'clock I had to go out and get my kids from the bus. I was still feeling pretty crappy and mostly tired and short of breath by this point. But I sucked it up and just took care of business. Once we got back to the house, about 3:30 PM, I laid on the couch and watched the History Channel in hopes that I would eventually calm my heart and relax. I fell asleep. At about 6:30 PM I woke up and went upstairs to bed. My kids were really good, I guess because they could tell I wasn't feeling well, they did all their chores and fed themselves. (We have lists and schedules because my son is Autistic and so as a general rule now they are pretty self sufficient) I woke up about 8:45 PM and realized I had to take care of a few household things before going to bed for the night. I guess whatever it was had passed because I was wide awake and able to tend to the cat litter box and turn off everything around the house and lock up. By 9:30 PM I was back to bed and in for the night.

I woke up this morning with a terrible back ache, undoubtedly from all the laying down with my Degenerative Disk Disease. Today I feel fine. A little guilty about yesterday, but mostly fine.