The ER staff ran many tests.
All results were negative.
"It was just a panic attack, you'll be fine. You can go home now."
Just a panic attack?
Can I prevent this from happening again?
These aren't comforting answers!
I valued my health, relationships, and future way too much for this to become my new normal.
I felt hopeless and broken.
Medications were the only option I was offered (without any end-dates).
So must I take these forever?
I kept thinking - there must be reasons why my anxiety suddenly developed.
But no one explained them to me.
Fun fact: this happened when I was in medical school