i dont know how mine started exactly, but i remember last year in january or february i was looking at my room door (casually spacing out) and all of a sudden it felt so... weird. the very first time i had it (or the first time i remember it clearly) was when me and my cousin and her parents were at a supermarket buying food, and since it was in a supermarket ive never been before, it was so overwhelming, and my cousin started playing chase with me, and i felt like i was enclosed but i was still conscious (i had a small panic attack). i felt like i was going to faint or blackout or something, but then when we walked home i brushed it off my shoulder and went on. i also remember another time i woke up with a really fast heartbeat and i felt so scared, but a few minutes later it went back to normal.
ive had it for 1 year and 9 months, and on some days i feel perfect (on the days that i dont feel dp/dr or panic attacks and i forget about them) but literally everyday i get them, mostly dp/dr, and i get them when i wake up in the morning, when i come back from school, when i shower and before i go to sleep, but it leaves when i forget about it, which would be 1/3 of the day. out of my normal entire day, i get them pretty bad in the shower.
its so weird because when people have this, on the outside they look perfectly fine, but on the inside its like ughhh.
glad that many people feel the same way x