Friday, October 22, 2004

my first mini panic attack

I had a root canal yesterday and was not at all nervous until the mini drill started zzzzzing and crunching away. My heart started pounding, my vision was all shaky, I felt closterphobic, I wanted to elbow the dentist in his perfect grill and run away. I just knew that any second I was going to feel the worst stabbing horror of pain because I was not numb enough or something.

The fact that he poked a nerve with the numb needle, and I felt like my cheek was on fire, didn't start things off swimingly. I almost told him to stop so I could take some deep breaths and collect myself. He left the room for a second and I sat up and chilled out. It was just weird because I never ever knew what a panic attack was until yesterday. I really had to talk myself down from the cliff of panic mountain.

I am embarassed that I am now a "I hate the dentist" person. Oh well, my tooth feels so much better and I don't have to take Motrin every 3 hours anymore. He was kind of cute...hmmmmm maybe I don't hate the dentist at all.... meeeooowww


Blogger Cindy-Lou said...

This is why my dentist prescribes me valium.

11:04 AM  
Blogger grace said...

man! i want valium!

D, i know the feeling. i get panic attacks when i get claustrophobic. it's kinda embarrassing, actually... i get all teary and i start gasping for air.

9:57 AM  
Blogger wissn said...

I'm sorry fwend, sounds lousy.

I might possibly understand your attack, it sounds similar to my marriage attacks. When Chris's mom begins to talk about it my heart races, my vision blurs, and I want nothing more then to run screaming out of the room.

I need tissues for my issues.

2:51 PM  

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