I don't think I've ever been so worried about my health so much as I am now. Currently typing with some slight blurry vision and a constant alertness that won't go away. I've been having some really strange anxiety problems (or so it seems) with my brain. About two nights ago I had a panic attack that woke me out of sleep. It started with a slight burning sensation in my chest which was followed up by a rapid heartbeat and rapid breathing. Since I've only had a panic attack once I thought it was a heart attack. Had my father take me straight to the hospital. The symptoms progressively got worse on the way there, my arms went from tingling to numb. They told me it was just a panic attack and I should follow up with my doctor for further testing.
Now, last night I had the hardest time getting to sleep. I felt the sensation throughout my body again and I told myself to relax and ignore it. My brain didn't like that idea and decided to send me a somewhat...I guess I'll say "shocking?" sensation throughout my body preventing me from drifting off into sleep. It would do this every-single-time I would relax myself enough to go to sleep. Finally I took two Tylenol (acetaminophe) and it managed to shut me down enough to where I could sleep. It was a pretty uncomfortable sleep I might add, I woke up around 7 for work and ended up calling off because the sensation is still there currently. I now feel a warmness in my up shoulders and head. My body feels strung out and nervous. Though my heartbeat is fine and there is no more tingling sensation throughout my body.
I'm 20 years old and I'm really scared about what's happening to me. I'm worried it could be something catastrophic or life threatening/altering.
Now mind you I have some idea as to what might be causing this. I am an idiotic rebellious boy and have done substances in the past. However, I have done so in a manner that I'm sure it won't effect me long term. I don't have drug problems and have never had this before but I will mention several things I've done recently that I believe could be the culprit.
1.Too much THC. I have never smoked weed in my life and I ended up trying it with my friends for the first time a couple weeks ago. I ended up smoking too much and had my FIRST panic attack. I managed to calm down and go to sleep. I have not had any problems whatsoever until now.
2. Caffiene pills. This is recent, I've been taking half of a caffiene pill every day and I truly think this could be the source of my problem. Not sure I'm assuming. I've taken them and haven't had a problem until after a while.
3. this is far fetched for me and I pray this has nothing to do with it...BUT. At the beginning of my summer I ended up doing adderall. (yes I know shame on me) and no problems, it worked like it always does. However......I am worried this might have a connection.
Never used this site before but I really appreciate any help I can get, I will be seeing the doctor. But before then I want to get another opinion because I'm worried to tell him I've done unprescribed medication.