I have major depression, i realize this and am being treated for it. recently i have episodes of um, i guess you could call it collapsing at work...
the first time it happened i wasn't feeling well, i had taken cold meds, felt a tingling sensation through my body, was dizzy and hadn't eaten that much. I work at a pet store and when i went into the grooming dept. my legs suddenly felt like spaghetti, i must have looked out of b/c one of the groomers asked what's wrong, i was very shaky by this time and weak and fell to the ground in a sitting position then fell back and started hyperventalating. They called an ambulance and they came and took me to the hospital.
the evidence of depression is all over my arms, i have a lot of scars from cutting, self injury. the minute they saw these they were convinced i was having some sort of panic attack, they pumped me with fluids gave me some xanax and sent me on my merry little way.
i visited my primary doc who, when she saw my blood sugar was low and asked me a few more questions and decided i was hypoglicemic.
i was satisfied with this diagnosis and changed my eating habits wich seemed to help dizzy spells and fatigue.
well just two days ago it happened again...
this time was different, i had eaten plenty that day, and was really feeling just fine. i was cleaning a hamster cage and the hamster jumped to the ground i bent down to pick it up and when i came up felt the room spinning and fell back on my butt.
i sat there for a minute, then when i started feeling better i got up and was heading to the office to tell someone what happened just in case it happened again. i never made it to the office when i collapsed and started hyperventalting. so here comes another ambulance, (hadn't even paid the first one yet), and again they saw that i was being treated for depression and again treated it as a psychological problem.
i don't know what to believe. they did all kinds of test on my heart and my bp was fine and i feeling fine, i was even in a pretty good mood.
what is going on?