Re: Please help! onset of severe panic disorder in the last two weeks
The thing about panic disorders is that they do usually seem to come "out of the blue" since a great deal of anxiety happens on a subconscious level. It does sound like panic attacks and I think the tachycardia may have been what triggered it so you felt your heart skip a beat or start to race and then the panic kicked in causing the dizziness, fainting, headache etc. and this reaction can happen before you even know what hit you, once it starts it's like a runaway train within your body and it can take a long time to come down from it. Panic isn't something we do consciously, and that's what makes it so darn hard to control. Your doctor should be able to prescribe you an antidepressant to help with it, he obviously can't help you with counselling but he can prescribe medication for you in the mean time.