I was going to write a wonderful anal(gap)ogy of a caveman (or woman) and a fire and a tiger and fear, but I just don't have the energy right now. Instead, I'm just going to lay out the symptoms for panic attacks: "Racing" heart (have had heartrates of 150 + just resting) Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy (currently feeling weak) Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers (left foot tingly) Sense of terror, or impending doom or death (not currently, thankfully, but I have had it today) Feeling sweaty or having chills (have had it today) Chest pains (have also had today) Breathing difficulties (no, thankfully, and I usually don't get this because this is how I calm myself down) Feeling a loss of control (yes) Which are symptoms of a singular occurrence of a panic attack. As in 1. I have those and panic disorder (which are all the previous symptoms plus): a fear of having another panic attack. In addition to this, I suffer from major depression, social anxiety, and other health issues like everyone else, as well, and on top of it I have school obligations and have to do real-world things without these things weighing me down. Some days it is a major pain in the ***. Most days it's a major pain in the ***. But somehow I suck it up and deal with it. Except today has been really rough as you can see because I've had most of the classic symptoms of an attack. I do not know how I possess the strength to get through these on a daily basis. I just know that I just do, and go about life because life needs going about, and I'll be damned if I'm going to let this **** stop me. Thanks.