hi all. just wondered if anybody's experience of panic attacks is the same as mine. Basically not sure if what I experience is a panic attack or not. I'll be minding my own business, like just now I was reading online the best way to prevent blackheads (too much info??!!) and then suddenly my heart seems to either miss a beat and restart ... or maybe does one beat stronger than usual, I dunno -all I know is that randomly I am distracted from what I am doing and very aware of my heartbeat. Nothing heart-related happens after that. But then over the course of the next few seconds (minutes?) my hands and feet feel tingly and cold, a strange sensation across my forehead like somebody is pushing their palm against my forehead. and then I just feel like i'm drifting away ... my vision is different somehow. like white light everywhere? I feel like i'm entering some other realm. so strange, that makes me panic. then after 4-5 minutes it fades out slowly. This happens to me every couple of months or so, has been happening for so many years now I can't pinpoint exactly when it started. Maybe age 12 or something. Does this sound like a panic attack? I do have a problem with anxiety. I've definitely been anxious today. But I am wondering if maybe it's a blood pressure problem, or my iron is low ... any thoughts? x
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