So last night I had a panic attack apparently. It was a very scary experience for someone like me who is constantly in control all of the time. I have had anxiety issues and agoraphobia since I was younger (23 now) but it was never anything too bad and I could easily deal with it as it came. I am not sure why last night was any different but I had a full-blown panic attack and I have not been the same since (about 15 hours later). I called my mom and she has panic attack problems too and has been dealing with for years. I was looking online and it seems that I exhibit several associated problems of anxiety disorder. I tend to get test anxiety during finals time, get incredibly anxious in situations that allow me "no escape", and since last nights attack I have been pretty messed up. I have been really stressed out with random stuff lately like finishing school, a wisdom tooth procedure, finding a job, finding time to spend with the g/f, bills, my relationship with God, etc... etc... But i've been in much more stressful situations and always pulled through without physical symptoms of the panic attack and the mental symptoms of feeling like you're completely losing your mind/mental health. Despite my anxiety issues I am someone who always has their shit together and is strong. I experienced the feeling of "going crazy" during my panic attack, which I guess is normal, but I just don't want this to spiral into something bigger like depression or a mental disorder. I've had a cold for a while now and I think the dizziness and hard breathing associated with the cold is just making it worse. Do you guys have any advice on how to approach this and deal with it? My mom is going to give me some reading material on dealing with anxiety and I have a doctors appointment tomorrow just to be safe. I am a natural worrier so chances are I am making this a bigger deal than it should be, but I can't help it. All of these feeling associated with my panic attack are pretty foreign to me so it's pretty scary and I am afraid it will turn into something worse.