8/10/2013

Be Still My Beating Heart

 
Lately, we've been doing a lot and I guess all the stress has been adding up. About a week and a half ago, my husband and I were having a relaxing evening watching a movie until out of nowhere I got an extremely strong burning in my chest-worse than anything I've ever experienced and it lasted and lasted and then my heart started beating so hard. I was scared I was having a heart attack but then I said no, it's probably just a bad panic attack.

I know, I know, most people would have called the ambulance but I honestly was scared to be wrong and have an ambulance and E.R.bill. Is that stupid? Maybe.



I did some soothing yoga poses and tried to keep a straight face, meditated a little bit, my husband massaged me and kissed me and tried to help me relax. It did help a bit. Actually the part that helped the most was the human contact from my sweet husband. They do say human touch can do wonders for sick people and various health condition, right? I know I've read that somewhere... I calmed down quite a bit, the burning dissipated and my heart slowed slightly. I was able to sleep off and on throughout the night. I kept waking becausemy chest was a bit sore.
So, no heart attack, but I still wasn't exactly sure what happened. I'm honestly thinking severe panic attack. I've had mini panic attacks in the past, so it's possible it was just a monster-sized panic one. I think...


Like I've stated in previous posts, I'm a fairly healthy person. I do eat a long of veggies and frtuits, no red meats, some fish, very little chicken, not many fried foods, little sugar, rarely any dairy, no sodas, rarely any alcohol...I stay active and am pretty lean.

Hope that this experience NEVER happens again...