I am curious to see what other people experienced. Mine came on as a result of hyperventilation. I felt as if I was being suffocated so I panicked. My chest started to hurt and I felt dizzy. I thought I was having a heart attack at the age of 24. I remember my girlfriend at the time rushed me to the hospital.
My first attack came out of nowhere. I was playing a game at a friend’s house and I almost felt like I was seeing double. I got up and went to the bathroom and by the time I reached the bathroom, I felt very faint. My heart was racing, I was covered in sweat, and I was scared for my life. I started crying on the bathroom floor. My friend called 999 for me thinking something was seriously wrong. By the time they arrived, I had already started feeling better and the one paramedic knew exactly what had happened. He told me I had a panic attack and recommended that I go to the hospital to make sure it was nothing else.