I had my first anxiety attack at the age of 21 in late 1999. Prior to this attack I remember being very emotionally, mentally, and physically stressed. It is as if my barrel finally overflowed. During the attack I really thought I was dying. My symptoms included dizziness, racing heart, hands curling up, numbness, and difficuilty breathing. I was out of the hospital after a few hours when I began to feel normal again. The next day I would have my second and last recurrence that had most of the symptoms but was not as bad. After this second occurence I continued to have anxiety, worrying that I would have this attack again. The only symptom I would continue to have was a sort of andrenaline rush that felt very debilitating. For years I had a tendancy to avoid being social. I also began to experience problems mentally. I began to feel indifferent. I remember not being able to make plans because of how much my health fluxuated. I may not remember all that has helped me heal, but what comes to mind right now are things like: a pure diet, new meaningful friendships, relationships, councelling, reading books, and time. I have had many other health difficulities that I have dealt with all along and continue to do so with some. I think the approach to healing is and individual one. If you continue to find what works and what doesn't work - and don't give up - you will get over it. The struggle has made me stronger and has helped me grown. This is a summary of my experience. If there were any questions at all I would love to hear them.