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July 29th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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Thanks so much for listening, any advice will help!

About a 2 or 3 months ago I was eating steak and choked on it, to the point of having no air in or out. I finally got it to move out of my air way by just swallowing constantly. Anyway ever since that I have had a big fear of choking again. I mean nothing major but I worry about it.

Soo... (that will tie in with this) about a week ago I was really tired and got up for work and I dont usually drink coffee but I tried on of my BF's caffeine pills b/c I was really tired and needed to go to work. So when I got off work I took another ( figure they equal about a cup and 1/2 of coffee) so I thought i would been fine. That evening I was blowing up Heaven's blow up pool and started to feel really dissy and it didnt pass, also my heart was racing so my BF's mom watched heaven and I drive to the local fire station and then they took me to the hospital b/c my heart rate was 145 beats per minute and its only supposed to be about 80. So I get there and they give me an IV to hydrate me and tell me it was probably the caffeine pills so they send me home (even though I was not feeling up to the norm yet). SO the next morning its still bothering me and I go back in the hospital and my heart rate was still high, I felt like I couldnt breath, almost like I was breathing through a straw, and they did all kinds of heart tests on me, they test to see if I had a blood clot, checked my tyroid etc. Said I was fine. They proscribed me zanex and told me it was probably stress and me getting freaked out b.c of my fear of not being able to breath. I went to my doctor a few days ago b/c I still dont feel better and he proscribed me paxel. (anti-depressant). I am going crazy here, because everyday since I still feel like i cant breath. Like my airway is small or something, its really hard to explain but I dont feel like I am a depressed stressed person. I mean we are going through some stressful stuff, like about to move and Im starting school, etc. But I just dont feel like thats it, I mean everyday now it still bothers me, I have to calm myself b/c I really constantly feel like I have trouble breathing, even after taking the medicine. I have no Idea what to do anymore. Also, I hate taking the medicine. The zanex makes me feel all floaty, and the paxel hasnt started working yet but i have heard so many bad things about medicine like that, like it can make people crazy or have suicidal thoughts and I just dont want that to happen to me so I am need to decide if I am even going to take these medicines, I dont want to. but I also dont want this panicky weird not breathing feeling that I have everyday.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?? I AM SO LOST. DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO TAKES PAXEL OR ZANEX AND HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT IT? DOES IT HELP THEM?

ANY INFO OR COMMENT WOULD HELP, THANKS YOU GUYS FOR LISTENING!
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