Anxiety And Panic, by Oscar

By April 26, 2023 NVLD Bloggers
Welcome back to my blog – after a long absence I’m happy to be back. Today I want to talk about anxiety and panic. And since 2023 started I’ve had my fair share of anxiety/panic attacks and I do believe with NVLD we are prone to these attacks… however, there was one attack that really scared me – so this happened mid-January and I woke up around half 2 in the morning and my heart was racing and I couldn’t figure out why.

I drank some water thinking maybe I wasn’t hydrated enough, but I still didn’t feel right. I got up to go to the bathroom and immediately I felt dizzy and sick – so I stumbled to the bathroom thinking I was going to be sick which I wasn’t. I then just lay on my hallway floor for around 5 to 10 minutes and my energy had just gone completely. I tried calling out for my brother but I wasn’t loud enough and didn’t have the strength to go to his room. I then went back to bed and dozed off and on for around 5 hours. I woke up in the morning feeling very heavy in the head and just so tired – I went to work the next day and it was one of the most challenging days I’ve had just simply to stay awake. I was offered to go home, but I take pride in going to work and pushing through – I’ll leave this up to you whether this was a smart decision or not. One thing that could have contributed to it as I spoke to a doctor – was I was drinking a lot of diet coke and obviously, that has sugar in it – so that likely didn’t help. I’m going to wrap up this blog here and I’ll discuss more about my anxiety and panic in my next blog.

Thank you for reading.


My name is Oscar and I have NVLD. I was diagnosed at the age of 9. My experience with NVLD started at a young age when I was in primary school.

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