Now you have said that the breathlessness comes on by itself sometimes you have totally convinced me that these are anxiety attacks darling, even if the racing heart follows on.
This is the classic onset when the breathlessness comes on first. It is not in your head, it is a physical reaction but not a medical situation.
I do know what they feel like and I will prove I know because I can tell you what you are thinking right now. You are thinking that this is actually something serious and that I am missing the magnitude of the attacks and indeed of the whole situation.
Just wait until your 24hr tape comes back normal and then and only then will you believe me. I don't blame you in the least if you doubt me right now because I know how real these feelings are, but you see that is the whole point, THEY ARE REAL(please excuse capitals, I am not shouting at you, I just want to emphasize that.)
Only one symptom is brought on by the anxiety attack, the other symptoms are the body's responses to that one symptom.
Nothing lasts forever, not even this, and I promise there will be a day in the not too distant future when you will be getting on with your life without any of this.
I know what it is like though, even when you have not got an attack you can never relax because you always fear that one is going to come on. You fear that you are seriously ill and nobody is going to know, or know what to do.
If it were anything serious causing breathlessness etc: how do you think you get through the night when you are asleep and still manage to wake up in the morning? Heart and lung problems don't stop just because you are asleep!
There is no point in me asking you not tp panic because that is something you are not going to be able to do, but be aware that this is not going to kill you. It is a passing, albeit it terrifying, experience.
A mild tranquillizer may well help you through this but obviously have all the cardiac tests first to put your mind at rest.
You have my complete understanding and sympathy, and I DO understand, but I also know that you will be OK.
Lots of love