Sometimes when I was really depressed, my heart would hurt. I don’t mean that I was sad – although I was. Or, more hopeless than sad. Despairing. But my heart would hurt like I was having a heart attack. I would sometimes just sit clutching my chest because the pain was so strong. That wasn’t the only physical symptom I had . I would also sometimes have trouble seeing. I would think that there was something wrong with my contacts because everything was blurry, and then remember that I was wearing my glasses. I would have to squint to see things and think about what I was looking at because a trash can could look like a mailbox. My brain wasn’t working correctly. I’m finding that – not having been depressed for a year and a half now – I don’t really remember what these symptoms felt like. It was a terrifying combination though, both the physical symptom and then the feeling that I was going crazy.
Has anyone else experienced symptoms like this?