collapsing due to panic attack?
Has anyone here had anything similar happen to them like this?:
I suffer from social anxiety, ADHD and insomnia.. I take ADHD meds daily and insomnia medications when I need to, but I hadn't taken that for about a week before this happened... I had woken up at 4 a.m. one night quite suddenly and was thirsty so went downstairs to fix myself up something to drink. Soon after my housemate comes in after a night out and starts chatting with me. He's a cool guy and pretty good looking but often I feel like I really have to try hard not to show my anxiety when I talk to him, and it's usually a bit stressful... well right after waking up usually the last thing I want to do is talk to anyone so I was really having a hard time trying to keep up the conversation... though half way into it I was thinking that it was going along surprisingly well, but everything felt a bit weird. I started feeling like my head was being compressed though, but he went to bed and then when the compressed feeling wouldn't go away, I thought I was going to faint, so I crouched to the floor. I was sort of seeing a throbbing flash in front of my eyes, but not the "stars" you get with fainting.
The feeling didn't go away, but it didn't get worse, so I got up slowly and started walking out the kitchen. And then my muscles totally gave and I collapsed. I remember hitting my head really hard and yelling out, and my housemate coming out of his room but then, what my housemate says (because at this point i went unconscious)was that I started shaking and had my arms held tightly to my chest and I was just staring up at the ceiling. He was like "are you ok, are you ok"? What I remember next was seeing dark shapes above me and thinking, with a lot of annoyance, "what the hell are my housemates doing in my bedroom??" as I thought I was back in bed. I was saying "I"m okay, I'm okay". and then I realised I was laying on the kitchen floor.
And I felt okay enough to get up, so I did and was going to head to the couch to lie down but then as soon as I took one step I fell unconscious again, my housemate caught me but then I fell towards the bed and the same thing happened, eyes wide open, apparently I looked really freaked out... I felt sick as hell afterwards, all cold sweats, but felt okay the next day.
Tonight I was making some warm milk before heading to bed and same housemate walks in the door and he was joking around, chiding me for not having gone outside on a beautiful day (got distracted playing music), and I'm pretty tired so I'm gamely trying to think up quick responses, the usual social phobia thing, but I noticed I started getting that very same compressed feeling in my head and forced myself to pause for a second. So I think this may be linked to the social anxiety more than anything else...
Thanks for reading and if you have any ideas or thoughts to share, I'd love to hear them!!!!!