Please Help/Advise...Panic attack?
I'm a 20 year old student, and for the past couple of years have had issues with anxiety (no full blown attacks or anything, just an uhealthy amount of constant stress/fear/worry).
I get heart palpatations, and for a while now these always freak me out every time one occurs.
Earlier, I was sitting and reading when an overwhelmingly strange sensations occured. I'm sorry that I can't really describe it, but it was sort of like I was losing consciousness and possibly getting dizzy. Whatever it was, I had to close my eyes and stop reading. It immediately invoked an extreme sense of panic and fear, and I truly thought that something was happening to my heart, so I immediately jumped up and walked quickly to a phone across the room. I stood there for a couple of seconds and tried to calm down, and it eventually subsided and I was just left with a rapid heartbeat, which eventually subsided as well.
I'm sure you may know this all too well, but it was an extremely frightening thing. I was obviously pretty terrified, so I can't really recall exactly what all symptoms were, but I think that I may have also thought/felt that my face was numb. I wasn't stressed out at the time, just relaxing and reading. Very strange, and scary. Can anyone offer any advice? Does this sound like something anxiety related? Thank you.