Back in early December, I was taking a nap on a stormy day. My greatest fear has always been tornadoes, so I was worried as usual when stormy weather is in the forecast. I awoke feeling worse than I've ever felt in my life. I could've sworn I was going to die, so I called my mother, who works at a doctor's office. I told her how I felt, and she immediately said it sounded like a panic attack. It took hours before it went away, and I hoped I'd never feel that horrible again. Well, ever since then, I have had many attacks, and I'm still having them today. They have caused me to have terrifying thoughts that I didn't really think about prior to that first attack. Thoughts that just won't go away. These thoughts make me feel horrible emotionally, and of course, the attacks make me feel horrible physically. This panic disorder is like a plague eating away at my very soul. Over the past few months I've made small steps in combatting them. Just when I think I may be getting better though, I'll have another attack. I've lost a good bit of weight because my stomach hurts when I eat. The bad thoughts torment me on a constant basis. I've become afraid to do certain things for fear of having a panic attack when I do them. Bottom line? This shit is driving me insane! Its a never ending nightmare. Anyway, I was wondering if there are any others here that have suffered from these devestating attacks, and if anyone has any suggestions on a way to rid myself of them forever. I've gotten to the point where I look at the days before December 04 as the good ol' days. That's how bad its gotten.