Panic attacks while driving are the worst - I used to have them ALL the time. I would try to breathe deeply, call my mom or husband, play music loudly - whatever distracted me until I got to my destination. When I didn't make it, I would take a klonopin and pull over on the side of the highway or into a parking lot until it subsided a bit (try explaining that one to the 3 little kids in the backseats - thank you, mr. dvd player!!!)
It sounds like you have a lot on your plate, in addition to the darn holter monitor, so that is probably why the attack cropped up - perhaps you are more anxious about
everything going on (monitor, brother's estate, kids' commitments) than you are aware of...at times, I think that I can handle everything and then an attack will pop up and remind me that I'm not so in control or comfortable with my current situation! I force myself to pause and try to figure out what I'm not dealing with or what could have caused it.
Anyway, glad you are feeling better!!!
Panic Attacks (since age 10) & General Anxiety with a little OCD thrown in there
Biggest Challenge - Panic; Biggest Joy - my 3 cute kiddos (ages 1, 2 & 5)