I'm a 33 year old female that has been suffering from panic attacks with agoraphobia for about 1.5 months. Now thinking back to the last 12 months, I think I may have started to have occasional panic attacks (once every few months) in May 2013 following a sinus infection. .It's hard to say as after the sinus infection, I started getting bouts of dizziness which I think lead to anxiety. I'm still not sure if they were panic attacks or actual physical side effects or a little bit of both. I was referred to an ENT recently but have not gone due to the agoraphobia.
My panic attacks started on my third day of taking a dangerous antibiotic called avelox (I didn't know it was dangerous at the time).
Two hours after my 3rd dose, I was sitting on the couch watching tv very calmly and I all of a sudden got up and ran to the bed where I proceeded to have almost non stop panic attacks for 2-3 days (day and night).
After 1 week, I figured the drugs were out of my system and tried to resume my life but had a panic attack at the doctor's office, one at the gym, a few while driving (which scared me to death), at the store, etc...
That's when I became fearful of leaving the house; the fear of having panic attacks in public I guess.
I still don't understand what is happening to me as before this I was very active. I'm a powerlifter and student and I was always out and about. Now I can't even leave my house to go to the doctor's office.
I was put on 10mg of Prozac 16 days ago because I am extremely sensitive to medication and honestly have never felt so horrible in my life.
I feel like the Prozac has made me eve more fearful and paranoid about everything, especially my health. (I never had worries about my health really and I'm a chronic asthmatic).
So that's pretty much it as far as my story goes...