I got spooked - a reader's story
(Raleigh NC USA)
I've been trying to lose weight and I took diet pills. About 30 min after taking them my heart started racing, my hands got cold and I thought I was going to die.
I have a young daughter and the thought of leaving her without a mother, really scared me. I went to the ER and everything is fine, but now I get these anxiety attacks. I can be watching tv and then I get this strange feeling. My heart starts racing, I get dizzy, I feel like I'm going crazy. It's an awful feeling. They last for at least 2 hours. Then I feel so tired.
Before I took those pills, the only time I ever had an attack like this was years ago. I was in a car and I had an attack, but it didn't last long. Taking those pills really scared me and now I feel like I'm going to die. I start thinking about leaving my child without a mother and then I really get worse.