Anyone else get these? I'm happy with my life, don't really have any phobias. Not overly stressed. Pretty normal. Had my first one in January. At the time I didn't know what it was. I could feel my heart beating rapidly (~180), I felt faint, had tingling in my feet, some shaking, tightness in throat. I ended up going to the hospital because I thought I might be having a heart attack or something (pretty ridiculous for 20 y.o. with absolutely no history of any health problems, extended family included). Got a full battery of blood tests, EKG...everything came back perfectly normal and I was discarged in a few hours. I had heart palpitations for a few months after that (and some anxiety when I had them), but those eventually went away. At the beginning of October I had a really bad panic attack. I kept worrying I was dying, but I kept fighting it by telling myself how ridiculous that was and that it's all in my head. I've been getting them on and off since. They tend to come grouped together, like a few over the course of a week and then none for awhile. Some are different than others...sometimes I feel nauseaus...sometimes it feels like the inside of my body is shaking and ready to explode or something. They all seem to start for no reason at all. I went to the infirmary yesterday. The doctor available ordered another round of blood tests just to check, and had me schedule an appointment with my GP and someone in mental health for medication. What should I expect? I don't really want to take anything on a daily, permanent basis like Zoloft or Prozac. I feel great most of the time when I'm not having a panic attack or in between attacks. Can I just get something to take as-needed when I feel like I'm having one? Will they eventually go away? What can I do to make it better? I'm planning on looking into meditation, getting back into a regular exercise routine, and eating better.