My name is Tary and Iﾃつｴm from Brazil. Itﾃつｴs my first time posting here, Iﾃつｴve been reading about anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia all day, this is by far the most useful site Iﾃつｴve found.
Anyway, I started looking into this because Iﾃつｴve had a few strange episodes and I donﾃつｴt seem to quite fit into the catagory here, but thereﾃつｴs a lot of similarities. Iﾃつｴve had what Iﾃつｴm going to describe about 5 times, ten months ago and twice yesterday. They all happened either in a bus or a plane ( detail: Iﾃつｴm a flight attendant).
It felt as if my clothes were getting tighter, the scarf was squeezing my neck, I couldnﾃつｴt breathe, I kept thinking I couldnﾃつｴt make a scene, that there was no way to get out of where I was, but I needed to get out ASAP. In one situation I felt a little pain in my ribs and started wondering why I was feeling it, this caused me to worry that it was going to increase and take over and that something terrible was going to happen, I was going to die or start screaming and crying hysterically or something. I ripped off my scarf and unbuttoned my shirt, tried to breathe and think normally. See, this is why I donﾃつｴt think itﾃつｴs really a panic attack, in all those situations it didnﾃつｴt last long and though I was scared as hell it wasnﾃつｴt the terrifying, crushing, traumatizing fear described here. I think the longest episode was about ten minutes. Anyway, I want to know if anyone has experienced this, if thereﾃつｴs some explanation. Thanks!