First time post, be gentle! Sorry if it's a little long, trying to get in mind what to say.\
Around 5 years ago I had my first - what's i now think was some kind of anxiety attack. I had tight chest, pins and needles down my arms, tingling lips, shaking like i had 20 cups of coffee, feeling the pulse in head, ringing ears and pounding heart. I lay down relaxed and it passed after an hour or so.. Next day I went to my family doctor, he took some blood tests for thyroid, diabetes, other stuff, took blood pressure etc etc .. He said everything was completely fine, no idea what happened but if it happens again, go to emergency room.
So it happened again around one year later, this time i went to the ER but it was around an hour later and was calming down.. They put me on ECG, confirmed a high heart rate but again said everything was fine.. Come back if it happens again.. So third time, again over a year later it happened, it was worse this time, thought I would pass out, had tunnel vision etc. So I called an ambulance who was there in 5 minutes.. Once again hooked up to machines and they said i was fine.. Except the heart rate was way up.. They gave me a couple of diazepam? and that brought down the heart rate and they sent me home..
Now up to more present times back in November I had it again.. Didn't go to ER but went to doctor next day. They put me on propranalol 40mg 3 times per day and sent me for ultra sound on the heart, to double check .. Again nothing found.
My problem is that since then, it's not really gone away for any length of time.. It's usually mild ringing in the ears, a bit of tingling arms, pulsing head, shallow breathing.. but sometimes all at once.. And now whenever I get one of these feeling I feel like I'm about to die of a heart attack!! Which of course make it worse!! Like a cycle of feeling a little twitch in the chest, think i'm gonna die, more symptoms, think i'm gonna die more.. etc.
I am fully functional, working, kids social life, sleep fine at night etc and I can usually just switch off and I also find that a glass of wine or two completely cures me
.. But it's getting worse, so I'm going to the doctors tomoro.
Should i expect a magic pill, a book to read, some kind of therapy.. And what I've described here, will the doctor have a clue what I'm talking about?? I'm in Europe by the way.