I suggest talking with your doc. Sound like anxiety kicking up into panic attacks. Depression could be involved, depends on your thoughts and situation.
I can't help the OP, except to relate my personal experience. I began having episodes of crying day after day following a traumatic event over two years ago. I told my family doctor that I felt tightness in my chest and that my heart ached when I had these fits. Also told him that I had what I called avoidance syndrome, where I would flee from uncomfortable situations. He simply told me that my insurance would probably cover mental health services. That's it. I guess I was supposed to Google "psychiatrists in my area".
After a couple years I changed doctors. He discovered that I have cancer. That I can deal with. But I kept having crying fits, and he asked me if I wanted an anti-depressant. I wasn't sure how to answer. Then we discovered that my wife also has cancer, worse than mine. I had done a lot of research into our cancers, so I did some research into anti-depressants and found one that seems to be targeted for PTSD/OCD and "unwanted thoughts". I presented my case to my doctor and he prescribed it for me, no questions asked.
I started taking Effexor last week. I know it takes time to start to work. My most recent crying fit was only yesterday, but I feel optimistic that eventually the Effexor will help me shed the demons that haunt me. My main point is this... I
had to do all the work. I had to analyze my problem and I had to discover an appropriate solution. Left to the hands of the medical system I would still be an emotional mess. Now I have hope. Maybe "Dog" can too.
Post Edited (RobLee) : 5/9/2017 5:00:29 AM (GMT-6)