Re: Panic attack or something else?
I've been dealing with almost this same thing since about October. Been to the hospital twice and constantly at the doctors. I start out feeling almost nervous for no reason at all. Then my cheeks feel hot and I get shaky. Also gets to the point where I cry. Three times now it's gotten to the point where I hyperventilate. Hospital and my doctor both say Anxiety/Panic attack. This hits me at any given time with no indication it's going to happen. I've had my heart monitored, my breathing checked and I was told both were normal. This is very scary and I'm still trying to figure out how my mind can cause this!! I've been advised by my doctor to see a therapist as they may be able to get to the root of what's causing my anxiety and panic attacks. Make sure to have your doctor rule out other health issues first! It IS frustrating and scary but my doctor has assured me I am NOT dying! Distraction is a good way to control it sometimes. I have some great music and nature sounds on my ipod and I DO take it with me in the car! You're not crazy you just need to find what triggers your anxiety and how to fight it. I'm a work in progress! Good Luck and you are not alone!