My little brother, who is 22, just called me telling me that has been having episodes of what he thinks are panic attacks.... he said he feels like he is going to faint, but doesn't lightheaded, hyperventilating, and can't talk much because of the hyperventilation, sweaty palms, feeling he is detached. He said he doesn't think the heart rate increases, he feels weak instead. It happens when he was alone in his apartment but also when he is with friends. He said he is been having short episodes but that yesterday it lasted like one hour.... does this sound like panic attacks?
I told him he needs to go to the doctor.