Things got out of hand for me right before Thanksgiving. I had an upper respiratory thing going on and I think I have exercise-induced asthma. So I took a shower for the steam and when I got out it hit me. I couldn't tell if I was having a panic or asthma attack so I panicked even more and my breathing became awful. Since that time I have been having problems...whether they are related to actual panic, asthma, or both, they are happening to me almost daily. Last night wasn't good for me at all. I had to suddenly keep clearing my throat and from there panic set in. My throat felt tight and hot, as did my upper chest, I was shakey and my palms became sweaty. When I got to the e.r. I could barely talk....except in a very low tone. Otherwise full on talking would have made me feel worse. I suddenly felt claustrophobic in the hospital hallway and felt like I was going to pass out. Told doc I was there 5 days prior and diagnosed w/ bronchitis and that I had been having panic attacks. Well, there only real concern was making sure I could actually breathe...and I was b/c my oxygen level was at 99, but I was also wheezing. They gave me a breathing treatment which really seemed to open things up and make me feel good, but I was still having symptoms of anxiety. Whoozy when standing, pressure in chest...facial twitching. I am finally caving and going to see my doctor tomorrow to talk about treatment.