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Well Monday will not be forgotten any time soon. It was an experience to say the least, an expensive one at that.
In an attempt to become healthier, I decided to make an effort to take all of my supplements and eat better. I am a real slacker when it comes to taking pills. I even attempted to try a new supplement, this is where my trouble began.
It was a hectic day. What I thought I ordered for lunch and what I got for lunch were two different things, so needless to say I didn't eat much and about an hour later I was starving. It was a few hours after that, that I got off and headed home. Around 5:00 pm I took my supplements and the new one, we left to pick up the kids and then headed to eat dinner out. Remind you I hadn't eaten anything since lunch.
Around 5:45 pm we were in the car and I got this weird overwhelming feeling. My heart stared racing and my body went weak and I thought I was having a panic attack. Since I have these often I figured it would pass. It did, then it happened again. It ended up happening at least four different times at the restaurant.
I knew something wasn't right so I started to think back, look at the time frame. I figured it had to be the new supplement that I was taking. I took it on an empty stomach and it is supposed to help with energy and metabolism, so that had to be it. Only now I was having panic attacks induced by the rapid heartbeat and was unable to eat.
I made my husband take me to the emergency room. After blood work, an EKG and peeing in a cup (that in itself was an experience, I had about ten wires hooked up to me). I told that doctor what I had taken, gave him the timeline. The ER doctor said well if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck. They had to give me anti-anxiety medicine through an IV to make the attacks stop. GO ME!!!!
Five hours in the emergency room and I am sure a hefty bill to go with it.
I am better now, but what an experience. I learned my lesson. Note to self, take vitamins and supplements with food and throw that stupid new stuff away ;)