I left my mom’s house feeling fairly light-headed and exhausted. I didn't think much of it as I had felt like that before. But as I was driving, my breathing started getting heavier and quicker. Focusing on driving became steadily harder. I finally pulled over into a gas station. My hands and fingers were getting very tingly and were shaking while I called 911 at one point feeling almost numb.
As the ambulance took me to the hospital, the paramedic told me that I was experiencing a panic attack.
I’ve never had one of those before and let me tell you… it’s fucking scary. I legit cried because I thought I was having a heart attack and was terrified of dying.
I’ve been discharged, though, and feel a lot better, albeit fairly exhausted.