Anxiety · Personal

Extremely Scary Experience.

Hello!

So I’m writing this post when I should be studying but you have to strike when the inspiration is hot. Right?

Friday night was possibly the worst night I’ve had in a long time.

To help with my anxiety I had been taking one medication. Recently however, it stopped being effective so since it was spring break I went to my doctors to see what I could do. I was prescribed a new, stronger medication and told to just immediately stop my old one and begin the new. I was also told(because I specifically inquired about it) that since it was a low enough dose stopping it wouldn’t cause any complications.

Fast forward a couple of days.

Remember when I wrote about reading and baking? I’m talking about that day! I woke up with a headache, and it only got worse as the day went on. Soon it was migraine strength so I took two excedrin migraine pills and went to lay down in my nice quiet, dark room. When I was no longer in pain I went downstairs to take a shower and that’s when it finally hit me. I became very lightheaded and shaky. My heart was beating really fast and I felt so unstable I couldn’t move. My mom called the pharmacist and they informed her that I was going to be okay and that it was just the caffeine in the migraine pills reacting with my anxiety medicine.

Fast forward to midnight that night.

The second I woke up I knew something was wrong. I was dizzy, shaky and extremely nauseous.  Besides that my stomach was also hurting. There was only one other time in my life that I remember feeling like that, and that was when I really sick with the stomach bug a year or so ago.

So…Like the mature 18-year-old that I am, I woke up my mom because I was scared. After talking to her for a bit and taking nausea medication, I started feeling slightly better. As in, I don’t think I’m going to puke everywhere, better. My other symptoms went away a little also before making a wicked comeback.

I must say that, I truly felt as though I was going to die that night. I seriously felt as though if I fell asleep I wouldn’t have woken up in the morning. I’ve never had the experience of having a loaded gun pointed at my head(and I hope that never happens!) but I assume my terror was somewhat on the same level.

Have you ever had scary moments with medicine changes? Interactions? Let me know!

~K.D

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