Even after over two decades of anxiety and panic attacks – I still don’t always know. The symptoms can be very similar. Right my left arm feels numb and tingly and I’m feeling nausea. Yet I think back to times that I went to the ER for what I certainly thought felt like a heart attack.
Every time (except for one) they ran an EKG, did a few tests and gave me a shot of benzodiaopine. Now i am debating myself again about whether or not to go. Could it be a heart attack or stroke? Or is it just another panic attack?
I’ve read about the symptoms of heart attacks and strokes – and am very familiar with those of anxiety. There are enough similarities that it is hard to know the difference. Yet I am sitting here tapping letters on my phone. I am probably okay.
Probably. I hate this shit. It is one thing when I know (and I usually do) that it is high anxiety or a panic attack… It is really different – and worse, when I have to ask myself if it is something more serious.
Knowing my luck and family history, it is likely to be a heart attack that gets me – and I probably won’t go to the ER or call 911 until it is too late.
Probably not yet though. I hope not yet. Fuck my life.