The symptoms you are experiencing are definitely symptoms of panic attack.
The question is whether the symptoms ARE the result of a panic attack.
Given your extensive workup done in the past
And given that you have identified triggers to the panicky events
I think it is very reasonable to think this IS the cause.
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the lung nodule is of no concern as long as your doctor is following this over time... a yearly chest Xray should be sufficient.
most current treatment for anxiety does NOT involve prescribing addictive medicines
most of the commonly prescribed anti-depressants
work quite well for anxiety
I would get in with your doctor soon to talk about treatment for your anxiety and panic
I do not see you in the chat
I am going to switch to Q and A for ease of use
please let me know if you have any follow up questions
and positive feedback is always appreciated.
Hi! My computer died and had to reboot... Im available for chat now if you would like. I forgot two things, the first is that, I take welbutrin the second, and this has never happened before - the muscles, twitching in my chest and abdomen, when they release the breathing issue goes (along with a occasional dry cough) goes away and I feel better...
Two things DO help. The first is sleep. When I can goto sleep and wake up in the morning I dont have any of these symptoms. The second is if I exercise or get my heart rate up a little more then just sitting - I dont notice the breathing issues or heart problems.
Whats weird is that the health anxiety focus is usually cancer - which I am terrified of, not my heart or breathing/pulmonary type stuff.