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I spoke too soon

September 30th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

Friday night ended up being NOT boring.

So, 10:30, just sitting there ... all of a sudden, I can't breathe. Things are going black. I drag myself to the couch where I have a blood pressure cuff ... 160/80. Pulse is 120. I take it again. 120/30 (THIRTY!) ... pulse still over 100.

I dragged myself next door and my neighbor drove me to the ER, where I stayed until 3:30 in the morning. They couldn't find anything wrong. Gave me some downers, my parents came and drove me home.

I'm still lightheaded as hell. Last night my pulse started going back up again, so I took one of the downer pills they prescribed and it made me feel real good.

I think it may be an arrythmia(sp?), but all of my tests (EKG, CT, chest xray, blood, etc.) have come back totally normal. The only thing was my potassium was a little low. (3.3 ... normal is 3.5, I think.) The ER doc says it was probably anxiety, but that bottom number of my BP dropping to 30 really freaked me out. So I don't know.

I'm tired of feeling this way. I just want to feel better.

That's why I haven't been posting. Hopefully I'm back now.

5 Responses to “I spoke too soon”

  1. homebody Says:

    Maybe in your current state, you did not get the right number on your BP. See your doctor. You are young, it very well could be a panic attack, you feel like you are going to die. I know of what I speak.

  2. Blue Eyes Says:

    I hope you start feeling better. Take care!

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    Yup, gotta say it very well could be anxiety/panic. NOT fun and not anything that will show up on tests unfortunately. You still feel like you're going to die and it doesn't help when everyone looks at you like you are crazy. Sure hope you feel better!! If it is anxiety/panic, it's something you have to learn to live/deal with. Best wishes!

  4. whitestripe Says:

    how are you? you haven't posted in a while i hope everything is alright!

  5. LuxLiving Says:

    Hello- have you given up on us over at Saving Advice dot com blogs?

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