The other night I had a rather extensive and interesting dream. There was nothing particulary threatening about it however I believe that there were a lot of aspects of my work what were laced throughout the dream. I cannot remember anything about the dream other than to say that it all happened around the small community around where I live. When I'm driving or walking and I encounter a location that was in my dream I suddenly experience a panic attack. That was the first day after the dream, just yesterday. Today the recollections of the dream come in very tiny snapshots that last just a fraction of a second, and during that moment I feel both intrigued, because I want to understand what the dream was, and frightend at the panic that I know comes with it.
I was walking around the block early this evening, carrying my 1-year-old grandson. When I came around a familiar corner I remembered that that place was in my dream and I immediately began to panic. I was uttering pleas like "No! No!" and I began to get short of breath and felt like I might vomit.
I did recently experienced a very stressful experience at work just last week that threated my employment. The situation is within control, somewhat.
This is a very new experience for me. I'm almost 54 years old.
What does this all mean? Has anyone experienced this sort of thing before?