So I apparently had a panic attack yesterday. And let me set one thing straight for people who have never had one- it did not spring from stressful thoughts. They came after the physical. It’s very weird and scary. My hands cramped up (just like my toes do regularly anyway) and my legs.)
Anyway. It all started by a whole bunch of really bad timing. I had my usual breakfast. Which is not a breakfast designed for lots of energy.
Firstly my bus to my destination sat idling for at least 20 minutes. I think it was there early and because it was at the front of the stop we all got on board while the earlier one was later and so we all missed it.
I got to my destination late so was already pushing my limits for the day, the trip is usually only about 30mins but with the added wait it was obviously much longer.
I was going to get a cup of coffee or tea then but thought that I could grab a cup at the hospital as it was next to the blood collection place which was what I needed to do. It was going to be what, ten minutes.
I decided to walk the short distance to get my blood tested after only to find a sign saying they had moved. To a street right next to the place I was just at. It was a short distance down the side street and then down a driveway.
By that time I was very sore. and by the time I got to the centre I was not really fit for walking- but had no option as I was already out walking.
Basically if this was The Good Place my test would be this scenario.
Then there was a good 20 minute wait there as there was one nurse on- people after me left- I was not really able to do that.
So then I had to walk up the street and was going to have a cup of tea, as it was now after 1pm so coffee was a no no.
But my bus back was pulling into the stop so I decided to put off having food/drink until the bus got me back to the station. So that was another 30min delay in rehydration.
And then lo, at the station my bus home was about due so I put it off again as my buses are too infrequent to just go to the next one.
But by that stage I was hunched and my ribs hurt and I was not breathing properly. So that’s when My entire body started cramping and tingling. And then at my gp I was just about ready to fall over.
So this is very much what happened almost exactly 6 years ago at DragonCon. It was just a lot more obvious as to the physical cause.
Anyway. I basically got home and went straight to bed.
And I hurt still today. Will be doing more in the way of research again.