I would really like to hear from other who have ended up the ER from an anxiety or panic attack. I really need to get it out and talk about it. After they sent me home from my heart cath my anxiety became very bad. I was taking my Ativan, but it just didn't seem to help. By the end of the week I was having full blown panic attack, one right on top of the next. I ended up in the ER three times with four days.
I've been to this ER before for my heart and was always treated very nicely. But not when I went for the Panic Attacks. When trauma or severe physical illness presents in the ER they are great. But when you present with mental illness, it's like they are completely different people.
They pulled the curtain and pretty much just ignored me. Crisis workers were wonderful, but the doctors and nurses seemed to think it was a big joke.
Has anyone else every had this happen?
Because I have severe coronary disease I am told to NEVER ignore my chest pain. Unfortunately anxiety and panic attacks cause me severe chest pain. Now I'm afraid to ever go back. It's the closet hospital and the other local hospital has no cardiac care.
I've reached a point that I've told my husband the next time I get chest pain, I'm not going anywhere....
Has anyone else had this type of treatment in the ER. What ever happened to ethics?
Please respond, God Bless...Susan