It started a few months ago. I had done a few rest days and was getting ready to do my next week of Insanity.
I fired up the DVD and started in on the warmup. I felt GREAT for the first 2 cycles...and then I felt like I got punched in the chest.
It was actually pretty scary at the time. I felt like my chest was in a vice. In hindsight, I should have gone to the hospital but I waited to see if it would go away. It took a LONG time (several hours) to feel normal.
I didn't die and didn't have any other weird effects so it wasn't a heart attack.
I decided to put Insanity on the back burner and try something else...
That is, until I started getting chest pains during the day for no reason. I realized I also felt freaked out for no reason (not just because my chest hurt), nauseated, and I wanted to cry.
I was having anxiety attacks. Bad ones. All day long. At least one day I week I was in pain for 75% of the day. Good days were when it only happened once.
So.....I unplugged and shut out the world. No business, no blog, seriously limited Facebook, and I didn't take phone calls. I made sure the boys were alive and fed. The house went to hell and I devoured a book a day (sometimes more if they were short enough). This went on for a week.
I emerged with no chest pain, a messy house, and a business with dust on it. I was ready to jump back in...but trying "too hard" triggered another day of chest pain.
I had to take baby steps. One chore a day. One post a day. And so on...
I've also increased my Magnesium...which is another post.
It's getting better and I'm managing things a bit better. I'm back!