Hello, I'm a new member from Boring, OR. We have a lot of snow right now. I am a 63 year old female, like everybody here, I suffer from panic/anxiety attacks. I had a helluva one today, like never before. I was dreaming this early a.m. that I was in a foot race, like in a mall, and I noticed I was having problems breathing so I ran some more and came up to another runner and was still having weird breathing when I woke up and it was happening for real! I drank some chamomile tea to calm down but couldn't sit still and was freaking out so I had my boyfriend call an ambulance. They came over and checked me out and thought I was okay, better, any way so I decided not to go the hospital. Six hours later I was still in a terrible state, tightness in chest, panicky, heart thumping, high blood pressure. I have 2 Atavans left that I got mail order because no doctors will prescribe anything helpful but I broke down and took one and a hot bath, felt better, finally. The problem is, every night when I go to bed, my heart starts the heavy thumping, like last night and at midnight last night I took a Valium so I could sleep! Tonight I'm staying on the couch because when I sleep with my boyfriend, I'm afraid my tossing and turning is bothering him so I actually get worse! Any of this sound familiar?