advice for someone who has never suffered from this before?
Sorry if similar stories have been posted like this before, i just feel like abit helpless!
Around a week and a half ago after a heavy night out I felt a continual lump sensation in my throat (varying from 'swollen gland' like to full on constriction) I put it down to too much alcohol/mild stress due to a couple of things, as i have this sensation before.
Then Christmas eve night I had what I can only describe as a panic attack, it was fairly mild but my heart was pounding and my chest and upper neck were burning. I woke up Christmas day feeling tired but alright, but then when i had a slice of toast the familiar tightness on my throat returned. Two hours later i had a panic attack that lasted around 45 minutes. After that had calmed I attempted some dinner, only for the throat sensation to come back so i went to bed. Then a couple of hours later I had another panic attack lasting around half an hour.
I went to go into work on the 26th but ended up going into a+e as my chest was aching and my heart was irratic. After an ECG came back fine and speaking to the nurse it had calmed.
My heart beat is still really all over the place, its calm now but was pounding for around 5 hours yesterday, so much so i got sent home from work. I've been to the doctors but he couldnt prescribe beta blockers as I'm asthmatic, he did prescribe me mild anti-depressants though.
Sorry or this being so long winded, I just feel so helpless. My neck is burning and I feel so lethargic and eating seems to exasperate it, is there anything else i can do?
now the burning sensation has moved up from my lower neck to upper neck/back of skull and my head has a really horrible pressure to it. My heart rate feels normal but I just feel really weird.
Last edited by carrotcarrot; 12-28-2011 at 12:37 PM.