SO, this past week, I landed myself in the ER, thinking I was having a heart attack. Crushing feeling in my chest, pressure in my neck & lightheadedness, feeling like I can’t get a full breath of air. Many blood tests and xrays later, plus a prescription of lorazepam… i’ve been told it’s “just anxiety attacks” and i was hyperventilating. this was 5 days ok. I am still having recurring episodes of this tight-chested feeling and teaching myself to breathe deeply and not panic.
this whole debacle seems to be making my bloodsugars resistant to my fast-acting insulin. Could this be the dreaded “cortisol” connection i read so much about? can stress really keep you bloodsugars high?
Have any other diabetics had periods of anxiety attacks? Do my symptoms sound familiar? Is deep breathing the only way to make this stop? I don’t want to become addicted to a benzoidawhateveryourcallthem.
Please send me encouraging help and advice and words.
All the doctors keep telling me there’s nothing else wrong !!!
Frustrated and trying to breathe rhythmically…
Sarah in CT