Anxiety. If you have ever suffered from a panic attack you know the feeling. The feeling of fear is so intense that you feel like you are going to die. I felt like that yesterday. The worst day of my life. :(
Wikipedia notes Panic attack has been described as an episode of incredibly intense fear or apprehension that is of sudden onset. The DSM-IV describes a panic attack as a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort in which (at least 4 of 13) symptoms developed abruptly and reached a peak within 10 minutes.
According to the American Psychological Association, the symptoms of a panic attack commonly last approximately thirty minutes. However, panic attacks can be as short as 15 seconds, while sometimes panic attacks may form a cyclic series of episodes, lasting for an extended period, sometimes hours. Often those afflicted will experience significant anticipatory anxiety and limited symptom attacks in between attacks, in situations where attacks have previously occurred.
Experiencing a panic attack has been said to be one of the most intensely frightening, upsetting and uncomfortable experiences of a person's life.
Wikipedia hits its on the nose. Today I feel much better. I even had to go to the emergency room where they drugged me up and I slept over fifteen hours thereafter. Im sharing this experience because I hope Im not alone. I also hope this never happens again. I need to find the root cause to this and fix it. :(
Im hesitant to post this. Ive left it on the create screen for over two hours thinking it over. Of what people would think of it, or me or so many things but Im going to post it. That is the whole purpose of this blog. My outlet.