sudden feeling of terror
(newark, New York)
This happened about a week ago.I was sitting down playing some call of duty in my basement as usual. All of a sudden I started feeling a strange feeling in my heart that I couldn't shake or get my mind off of.
I went upstairs to talk to my younger brother, (I am 20, he is 16), thinking maybe that by talking to him would calm me down. It didn't. I asked him what he was doing, and he said he was about to go to bed soon.
As soon as I answered "ok," all hell broke loose. My heart instantly started beating uncontrollably fast. I was so terrified as soon as I felt my heart beating at this speed when I put my hand on my chest. I walked right out of my house barefoot, walking up and down the street, hoping that it would subside. It got so bad that I fell to my knees pleading to God to keep me alive.
I felt death approaching, my heart exploding. I knew now and then that this was a full blown panic attack. My head started spinning and my throat started to close up. My breathing had already failed me. I fell face first to the ground thinking that this was it. It's all over. This was the end. But I started praying and begging to God to spare me.
I finally managed to receive the strength to stand up, run wildly inside and grab my Bible laying on my bedstand. I started reading verses, and after about an hour of reading, my heart rate slowed down enough to where I wasn't worried anymore. I believe God saved me that night.