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Panic Disorders board

Hello to all,
I am a 23 yr old, married mommy of a beautiful 16 month old baby girl. I have been battling with anxiey disorder since I was seventeen when I experienced my first panic attack. Although reading this board and realizing that I am not the only one who is going thru this helps, I am still very anxious and scared about my particular situation.

At first I just had the attacks, the rest of the time I was relatively okay. But now I dont really have the attacks just CONSTANT anxiety. What makes it worse for me is that my anxiety has been concentrated into an obsession with breathing. Most of the time I feel like I cant catch my breath, like it doesnt go all the way into my lungs (cleansing breath). Sometimes I feel like if I dont make a conscious effort to breathe ...I wont. Its very frustrating and sometimes Ill have it for a couple of days at a time.

I spend alot of time trying to yawn because I feel that when I do the breath goes all the way into my lungs and sometimes I feel better when I sneeze. Its really weird, but most of all very, very, scary. Iam so afraid that one of these times I wont be able to catch my breath for real and will end up in the hospital or pass out or something.

Does anyone else experience this PLEASE???

I tell my husband that I could probably live with the panic attacks but I cant take the not being able to breathe.

What makes this worst is that I went to the hospital hoping that maybe it would be a small lung problem or something that I could take care of. Although nothing was found in my lungs a routine EKG came out "abnormal". Now another EKG has come out abnormal and a 24 hour halter monitor was put on me. I have an appointment with a cardiologist tomorrow and am very scared. If nothing of worry is found in my heart, my doc wants to put me on paxil cr.

I am so afraid of something being wrong with my heart, I am terrified of dying, my daughter is my life and I dont see myself in her life in the near future.

I am sorry this is so long but I needed to vent, pls if anyone else knows what Im going thru or can help pls give me some feedback.

Thanks and God Bless