Our expert says:
It COULD be an anxiety attack, or any number of other things. Some GPs like Aterax which does actually treat anything specifically, but is very sedative and may calm some of us. Akineton I can't think of why one would give that in this sort of situation --- its used to treat side-effects of some other drugs, or neurological conditions you surely do not have. When you mention how you felt so bad you thought you'd die, sounds like a panic attack, a vaiety of severe anxiety attack which generally arises out of the blue. It isn't triggered by anything lurking in one's unconscious / subconscious.
And one often feels one may die, or go mad, or both. Fortunately one does neither, but it feels like it might happen ! It may never happen again, but if it recurs, it often responds well to particular SSRI drugs usually used to treat Depression. But then it would be wise to see a psychiatrist for assessment, expert diagnosis, and a discussion of treatment options
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