Last weekend I was at a crowded sports tournament for 10 hours then came home and went to a crowded grocery store with my husband. By the time we got to the last isle my panic attack started. Racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Tunnel vision.
People were flying by me with carts every where. I felt like I couldn’t stay out of the way. I thought I was going to die. I smashed my self up against the freezer case, face first, and I think, closed my eyes even. I must have looked like a lunatic.
By the time we checked out, bagged up, and got out into the parking lot I felt as though I wasn’t breathing at all and my vision started to black over. I felt my eyes close and my feet cross over one another as I was walking toward the car. I leaned to the right and caught my balance.
I forced my eyes open and again blackness came over and then I felt my legs give out on me. I went down, felt my right hip hit the concrete and my head hit a parked car. I don’t remember anything for a minute until I hear my husband’s voice calling my name, trying to lift me up under the armpits to help me stand and telling me to get into the car.
I don’t know if I lost consciousness or not. I didn’t on the way down. But after I hit my head, I’m not sure. I didn’t hit it hard. There wasn’t a bump or anything and I didn’t even get a head ache.
It upset me a lot. I’ve never fallen during a panic attack or lost my vision completely. I’ll tell my doctor this month when I see her and see what she says. I don’t like that these are returning. I could have really hurt myself.