My dh started working out of town in May 2011. I felt stressed at first but have gotten use to him not being at home (have two small children and full time job). I was driving long distance one day in June and started feeling lightheaded like I was going to pass out and pulled over and ate because I thought that was the problem.
Fast forward to September - Dec: I have four to five "episodes" a month where I feel this same way. Legs start going numb and feel light headed - hard to concentrate. Happened first when I was driving in the city (which makes me nervous to begin with) then progressed to when I was in crowds. And all of the "crowds" I felt comfortable with, it was family or friends.
I went to the doctor and she feels I'm having anxiety attacks and prescribed Citalopram (20mg) for me. Took it for two days and felt like I was "high" and was a complete zombie. Second day I didn't even get out of bed. So, I"m sure against better judgement I haven't taken since.
So, does anyone else have this and is it really anxiety? I miss my dh tons but I don't feel uncomfortable with him being gone (haven't sense the summer) so I'm confused why this attacks are happening all the sudden when I'm in crowds.