Panic attack or not?

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Hey, I think I had what I believe was a panic attack, Iv had them before but never felt this before,.. I was just standing in the bathroom when all the sudden I felt like I didn't know where I was, then even know my eyes where open it felt like I couldn't take in anything around me visually.. Very hard to explain like my mind was shutting off and I was loosing my ability to see but I was able to see.. And very high fear level .. Has this happened to anyone else

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    Hi, I've had these in the past and they are very frightening,only very slow deep breathing helped calm me down, if your heart was racing and you felt like you couldn't breathe I would say it definitely sounds like a panic attack.

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    I actually can't remember it to well, only lasted a few mins, I don't know if I had a fast heart rate

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    When I was a kid I would get the feeling of being somewhere else and peoples conversations sounded far away. It was very strange and I used to try and clear my ears as in a way it was like being in an aeroplane

    BOB

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    Hi Ryan,

    Sounds like you had a form of panic attack. They come randomly, and in most cases are fueled by nothing at all. Sounds like you are ok though. Keep pressing on!

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    Oh yeah, just like me. I would see color swirls,and intense fear, and nothing else, which would drop me to my knee's,and I couldn't breathe. God awful isn't it. Fine one minute, and totally gone the next. Since I have been on a antidepressant I haven't had a anxiety or panic attack,and that's been 9 years now. Thank god!!!I   

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