Just had a power surge in the house. For two seconds I felt like I was going to have a heart attack.
It scared the living daylights (sorry) out of me and my cat, and although it happened like 5 minutes ago now…my heart is still pounding. It would have been significantly less startling if not for the obnoxiously loud second of buzzing.
I’m a very easily startled person. I’ve had problems with paranoia for as long as I can remember, but have attributed most of my nervous and jumpy behavior to my anxiety problem. However, I have been feeling especially on edge and paranoid in just the past few days (much moreso than usual). The bad dreams and some unrelated emotional stressors haven’t helped much either. If things continue along in this fashion, I’m pretty certain I will have had some sort of cardiac catastrophe by the end of the summer.