On occasions like 3 times in the past nine years been taken to hospital by family with panic attacks - so not very many. Emergency admitted through a chest infection about 5 years ago which was before my GP had diagnosed me with asthma. mentioned said panic attacks to consultant and when i came out of hospital mentioned in a letter that the asthma was actually panic attacks and its all in my head again ~GP went mad and did not believe the consultant one bit. me as a person knows and feels different from a panic to an asthma attack or asthma symptoms and so does my husband. My husband usually knows of an imminent attack as the colour drains from my face really quick and at the same time i mention it to him and we hunt the inhaler really quick and usually i am ok after taking it usually. So presume if it were panic attacks as the so called consultant suggested then the inhalers would not work?