Here is something I have experienced recently, which has led me to thinking about links to other physical feelings.
I hope it makes some sense for people to understand what they may be going through. While anxiety and depression are serious, and no laughing matter, they make us do or think some strange things.
So, i was cutting some wood, just getting into it, getting the job done, minding my own business, when i felt a panic attack coming on. I was pretty sure it was a panic attack, because i had had all of the same symptoms before. The numbness, the ill feeling, the sudden sweating, heart racing, and the shaking all in one go, so my mind was ready to hit the panic button.
I ended up sitting down on a log, and doing some breathing and mind exercises to bring me back into the moment. . Thinking about it, there was absolutely no reason for a panic attack. no triggers, nothing, but after my sit down, it all ended. Crisis averted. I decided to stop the chopping for a cup-o-tea break.
While having a cuppa, and a biscuit, of course i looked up the symptoms to try and find the cause. And as it turns out, i was suffering from low blood sugar. Guess what the symptoms are...excess sweating, hunger, fatigue, nausea, shaking, confusion, anxiety, palpitations.
i just said to myself "seriously, dude, take a Snickers next time!", followed by a shake of the head in derision.
I think the moral of the story is that because of past incidents the body is constantly on edge, and anything that can be remotely construed as the beginning of a new incident the body goes into panic mode. But taking the time out and bringing your focus back can show you the true cause.
Is it within your control or not? is it within your influence or not? are the questions I continuously remind myself of.
Stay strong, keep talking.