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I am 36 years old and was diagnosed with GAD at the age of 17. I went to some therapy sessions, refused any medication (I was a recovering addict at the time and did not wish to try it), and since then I have had very few panic attacks. In March of this year I had an episode that was diagnosed as Positional Vertigo, but it sent me to the ER because it prompted a very strong panic attack. Since then, I am having a very hard time managing these attacks. In the last 2-3 weeks, at least a couple nights a week I wake up in the midst of a panic attack. I think my biggest fear is a health anxiety type thing. EKG was normal at ER so I know my heart is ok. Now I am to the point where I am almost only comfortable at home because I am terrified of having an attack somewhere else. This is a dangerous road that I don't want to go down but I cannot seem to stop the thoughts as I have in the past! How can I get these attacks under control again so I can live my life normally???