Well sort of.
Nobody's flat out went out and said, yep, what you have there is anxiety problems. I've been to the hospital and 3 different doctors, none of which up and confirmed what people have been telling me. I'm starting this thread more so to see if there's anything I've missed because frankly, it's starting to affect my work and people are asking questions in regards of why I'm not there most of the time.
Rewind to about 3 weeks to a month ago, me and some friends go to see some mufuggin Transformers kicking the shit out of each other. All of a sudden it's like the life got sucked out of me and thrust right back in. My heart rate skyrockets and I try to remain calm and enjoy the movie for roughly about 20 minutes. I bolt near the end and get my friend to take me to the Emergency room.
I'm there for 9 hours and finally, they decide to let me see an actual M.D. The fact of the matter is they ran an EKG, a chest X-ray, bloodwork (4 vials, I forget what they were for) and nada zip, bupkus. They let me go after they see if I can walk around for a bit and schedule a follow up with the heart clinic for a 24h monitor.
Thing is, my symptoms remain, although not as bad as that night. I take the liberty of seeing a doctor after this is getting unacceptable and he prescribes me some Lorazepam. Things are chill until said medication runs out. I try to quit smoking and, there they are again. Pressure on the chest and the appearance that I'm having difficulty breathing.
Go see another doc and this one gives me cipralex, a form of antidepressant. Man, this stuff rocks, well except for the first couple of days where I wanted to kill myself. After about 5 days I really started noticing a difference. Then today, heart starts racing again and I feel a pressure point near the right side of my chest. Go to yet ANOTHER doctor and he gives me more cipralex and Lorazepam(something I was told is highly addictive and habit forming).
So the boss wants me to see some specialist over this and I'm like, no, I'll be at work tomorrow.
I also took the liberty of calling an anonymous support line with the company who's set up a phone session in order to assist.
There's also the matter of me seeing a psych but the one I spoke with wants to gut me for 170$/h. I only get 500$ a year with the benefits I have so that would be a rather brief session.
The thing is that these anxiety attacks, if that's what they are, are rather crippling and are having an impact with my performance at work, as in I have to leave to go get some drugs.
They say however, that it will take some time before the benefits of the medication kicks in.