June 20, 2017
Inside the mind of someone in the midst of a severe, acute panic attack I’m sitting at my desk. I try to type an email. I can’t. My hands start to shake uncontrollably. Every time I try to type a letter, it’s impossible. My hands are trembling and useless. I wonder what is happening. I start to sweat profusely. Beads are pouring down my face and onto my desk. My heart is pounding so hard, pounding, like nothing I have ever felt before. My left side feels numb. I’m nauseous. My mind starts to race and race. What is going on?