Hello and welcome to JustAnswer,
since you are not having anaphylaxis you and apparently are not having an acute allergic reaction the ER is correct to tell you to go to your family doctor
the ER is set up to diagnose and treat emergencies
a complicated diagnosis such as yours
is not what we are trained to do
it is, however, what family practice docs and internists
I have no idea what 'fight or flight' means in terms of a medical diangosis...
unless they mean panic disorder or panic attack
that IS something that is like what you are talking about
have you had your thyroid checked?
is i have had my thyroid checked
then how may I help? you seem to have a variety of scary but non specific symptoms....
do you have a specific question for me? anything else you want to tell me about these episodes?
are you there?
Sorry for the delay, but it is difficult when he is around. I was upset the whole weekend of Feb 13. It started when he left Friday morning to go on a planned ice fishing trip. When I woke up late Friday morning the furnace wasn't working in our house. I texted him but he never responded, so I had to figure out how to fix it myself. Then I had a message on our answering machine from a tenant, we own a small income property, he said he had water leaking and couldn't stop it. The tenant phoned the night before. I do know my husband wont answer the phone. I had to fix that problem myself. I was able to fix the plumbing problem but the ceiling in the lower apartment was badly damaged. After all that, I had to leave for work that evening. During the weekend I was getting angry cause we had talked about him driving the truck on the ice to the ice hut. We both thought it was too dangerous but later that weekend I was on facebook to find out a 25 year old boy drove our truck up north, so my husband and his friends could drink on there way, its about 7 hours away, and drove it on the ice and was doing donuts with it until he was told to stop. When he phoned me from the hut I couldn't understand what he was saying, he we drunk. I hung up the phone and waited till he was home from his weekend. He was drunk when he came home so there was no sense in talking to him. It was the next morning bright and early when I was woken up. I yelled for my husband to help me but he said he didn't what to deal with it so he woke up our older son, who is 21 years old to help me. He called for an ambulance. One of the paramedics was rude to me, he kept asking me if I took drugs for recreational purposes, which I don't. He kept on shining a light into my eyes. Then they took me to the hospital. My husband never came out of the bedroom or called the hospital to see how I was. The hospital just gave me some medication and asked me if I wanted to speak to a social worker. At first the hospital thought I was a single parent. I was so hurt and embarrassed.
Every episode I had it was difficult to breath. I would breath rapidly and shake. I don't drink, just socially. I have tried to figure out what my eating pattern is like but I dont see anything. I work shifts, 2 weeks days, 2 weeks afternoons.
On feb 24, I had just made it to work. I was thinking about our daughter, 25 years old, she was moving out and I didn't think she could afford it. She was moving into one of my apartments.
March 3, can't figure that one out.
April 30, I was working. On my way to work I hit a raccoon and damaged my vehicle. About an hour later, I was told I made a mistake at work. Right after that it started to happen again, but I stayed in the washroom for about 30 minutes and it went away.
May 14, It happened when I started work. I started to think about the mistake I made at work, which I didn't want to make again. I asked to use the washroom but it never went away. I was taken to medical and then transported to the hospital. After all that was over I went back to work but spoke to the nurse first. She thinks its not allergies, cause my bloodpressure, temperature and sugar level was normal. She suggested something called fight or flight, or panic disorder/anxiety.
I want to learn what is wrong. I have been to my family doctor. and an allergist. It isn't stopping. I am so embarrassed, and scared to death.
About 5 years ago I was on anti depression medication cause my husband made me feel I as crazy everytime I argued about his drinking. After that I heard of Alnon which I attended for about a year and realized he was the one who needs he.
Have to go, thank you