So this is my first post on here. After a recent episode that I had never experienced before, I'm wanting to get a second opinion...
A bit of background: Anxiety and depression for 5+ years now, and diagnosed PTSD this year. On the waiting list for therapy. Female, early 20s.
So the other night I had what i believe started like an anxiety attack/panic attack for me. Disorientation, feeling sick, heart palpitations, crying and overwhelming shadow of fear.
But then something strange happened. I looked at my boyfriend next to me and I literally didn't recognise who he was. It's as if all my memory of him disappeared for a few seconds. I freaked and started panicking more, I looked up at the ceiling (I was lying down at the time) and the ceiling was unfamiliar, I didn't know where I was, but I was in my bedroom. I was telling myself it's fine, you know him, it's fine it's your bedroom, but my brain just didn't want to accept it as fact.
The anxiety attack or breakdown or whatever it was went on for around 10 minutes then I slowly came back to reality.
But was this really an anxiety attack, I'm paranoid I had a mini break down or something of the sort? Has anyone experienced this before, is this a normal symptom of an anxiety attack?
Please someone help, it's driving me crazy - literally.