Welcome to HW, thanks for introducing yourself. You have had a really bad experinece there and I am so sorry you had to go through that. Any latent anxiety tendencies would certainly have been brought to the surface. Anxiety is something we can control, but it takes time, therapy and sometimes, meds. Have you had any therapy about this trauma?
What you describe sounds like a panic attack. Yuk! I don't get numb joints, but I get weakness, high heart rate, dizzy all of that. It's normal, so don't feel wierd about it okay?
I'm not trying to advocate anything, but meds and therapy have changed my life. If you find the ones that fit with you then it can be a path to recovery..and a "normal' life. I am truly sorry for what you have been through. Please stay with us, let us know how you go.
Panic Attack Survivor