This happened just a month ago.......
I was in my room preparing for my exams as usual.
All of a sudden I started feeling a strange feeling in my heart that I couldn't shake or get my mind off of.
I went upstairs to talk to my mother, thinking maybe that by talking to her would calm me down. It didn't.
I asked her what she was doing, and she said she was about to go to bed soon.
Soon after I answered "ok," all the hell broke loose upon me.
My heart instantly started beating like a engine. I was so terrified as soon as I felt my heart beating at this speed when I put my hand on my chest.
I came out of my house barefoot, started walking in the park, hoping that it would subside.
It got so bad that I fell to my knees pleading to God to keep me alive.
I felt death approaching, my heart exploding. I know now that this was a full blown panic attack.
My head started spinning and my throat started to choke.
My breathing was already fast and shallow.
I fell down on my face to the ground thinking that life has come to an end.
It's all over. This was the end. But I started praying and begging to God to spare me.
I finally managed to receive the strength to stand up, run fast inside the house and grabbed my prayer book lying on my bed.
I started reading verses, and after about an hour of reading, my heart rate slowed down enough to where I wasn't worried anymore.
I believe God saved me that night.
I searched on the internet about this and when I knew that this could be a panic attack, I consulted a psychotherapist and with few months of therapy and medication I have almost forgotten these issues.