I have depression and I have been reading the anxiety board of late because I am not sure if I have anxiety or not. When I tell my doctor she says "you don't seem like an anxious-type person in general" but when I read your post....OMG this is me! The yawning and tight feeling through the whole body, like a flush starting at my head and going to my toes, a feeling of my heart racing but when I check my pulse it is normal, cannot catch my breath, sometimes my heart feeling like it is flipping around or missing beats, too. When these happen I just go lay down for a while and close my eyes hoping they will pass.
Now, after reading your post, I am going to make another appointment with my doctor to talk about this alone since normally I had been going in for my pain and this was kind of a side note during the appointment. If I make the appointment for this alone, she can't brush me off and has to know that it has affected me enough to take note.
cervical fusion 2006, with great result
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005, I have continued pain
MEDS: Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and Parafon Forte
Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.