I informed everyone at my brother’s b-day party, in a calm voice.
My throat felt like it was constricting and I was having difficulty breathing, my heart felt like it was beating wrong.
“What are you panicking about,” mom asked concerned.
“Nothing that I am aware of.”
“I must be panicking because I have nothing to panic about.”
I explained my symptoms.
My father asked if I just had a huge, intense coffee.
“Nope- I said, I haven’t had one all day.”
Did you eat anything different? An energy drink or something?
“No” I said.
Then I realized I had tried a new kind of chocolate – an 82% cocao chocolate bar.
It tasted like the really healthy kind. I have eaten high percentage cocoa chocolate in the past other types – I am weird and love that kind.
“It’s a caffeine rush.” My father informed me.
“Have some magnesium.”