Last night I had my first ever physical panic attack. I woke up with nausea as I have a stomach bug my heart was pounding and I broke a crazy sweat I dropped to the floor in a fetal position and then my hands had very strong pins and needles, I thought I was dying it only lasted 5 minutes or a little more I think. Since my anxiety started a year ago I have had General physical symptoms of anxiety and I've had panic attacks that were more mental based this was purely physical and now I really know how the people on here with panic attacks feel, it is horrible. I'm scared this is a sign of my disorder getting worse? The funny thing is I've been feeling great the last 3 days.. And from all my readings about anxiety over the last year I know people who get panic attacks fear getting another one and this is where the cycle can start so I am trying to tell myself it's ok if it happens again (but really I'm scared).