Hi, it's relief to read everyone's symptoms and that i'm not the only one to experience this, although i wish we didn't have these problems. i do have anxiety attacks every now and then, it sometimes comes when i least expect it, but i can feel it coming and i start panicing depending where i'm at at the time. My panic attacks comes in different forms sometimes. My main trouble would be that i have trouble breathing, can't get that full intake, then i start getting dizzy, then i feel numb, and tingly, then my head feels tingly like i'm fixing to faint. The most horrible feeling, and yes like everyone else i ran to the doctor and find that there's nothing wrong with me. Sometimes my eyes have muscle spasm then my face feels like it twiching then i start getting nervous with shakes and start feeling tightness in my chest, CRAP!!! i'm having a heart attack, is what goes through my mind. But again Dr. finds nothing and give me med. which help and i carry around a bottle of xanax in case i need a little help to calm me down.
I have bad sinus problem and somethings it so bad that my nose is stopped up that i can't breath through my nose and only rely breathing through my mouth, which again i start panicking cause i can't get a good breath. Meds did good and think i was taking Prozac and i took it for a couple of years and i was good for a long long time and thought maybe i'll try to get off the meds and i did for more than a year with no problems but recently i've been stressing out on family issues, bills, and work, so off course it started up again and it seems worst this time and i'm freaking out. I'm going to the Dr. next week to see if i can get back on those meds and hopefully that will help again.
I guess what i worry about and you know us folks with the problem is always worrying about something when we shouldn't. I tend to start thinking, what if i was having a real heart attack but i don't do anything about it thinking its just a panic attack and that's it. Crazy huh? well i know i need to stop thinking like that, especially after i've been checked and everythings is all good. i can get these panic attacks while i'm sleeping and it'll wake me up in the middle of the night and then i can't sleep anymore or too afraid to sleep that i'll stop breathing. These attack feeling are hell to deal with aren't they? even though we know what's happening, it still don't make it easy.
Well that's it for now, just wanted to share my experience with everyone.