I've been having spells where I can't catch my breath or take a deep breath, then my heart gets palpitations and I just generally feel unwell. Monday I was grocery shopping and another bout of breathing problems hit me and I started to get light headed so I finally gave up hoping it would just go away and asked my husband to take me to the ER.
They listened to my lungs and monitored my heart and decided I was having anxiety attacks. Now, I don't FEEL anxious, I'm not generally a worrier, I didn't think I had anything overly stressful going on right now to make me have an anxiety attack, so I'm frankly confused as to why I am having these. I'm seeing my PCP today and will go over this again with him and see what he says.
The ER prescribed me Ativan/Lorazepam and the risk of addiction and some of the possible side affects are really concerning. People have told me to figure out my triggers, but so far as I can tell they are completely random. I'm just really confused by it all. Can you really have anxiety attacks without feeling anxious?
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