If you are like most panic attack sufferers (I was one), you will find that slowly your world will get smaller and smaller. When they first started for me, I could drive 2-3 hours without a problem and they only happened when I got really tired and upset.
Toward the end of my suffereing, I couldn't drive on highways or over bridges, or for long periods of time even on local streets. It alsmost cost me my job because I had to drive around during the day. I was literally forced to get help.
It was a blessing! I found help and I got out of it. It is not weakness to get help. I see that one of the folks that answered cured themself. Good for them! I was not that strong. Most people aren't.
I suffered from panic attacks for over 15 years, and in the beginning it was nervousness, worrying that I would embarrass myself, etc. That escalated to claustrophobia in tunnels & bridges, and worst of all - airplanes.
Then came the full-blown, heart pounding, head spinning, terrified for no reason panic attacks.
I could not figure out what was happening, because when you're in the panic cycle you don't get a popup box that says "YOU ARE HAVING A PANIC ATTACK!" You just feel (or I did anyway) like you're going crazy.
YOU ARE NOT GOING CRAZY.
A psychiatrist friend said something that really made an impact for me. She said, "Nadia, crazy does not have a map! Crazy people are crazy in all situation, not just when they're driving or in an enclosed space." She diagnosed me as having panic disorder.
Here's what she suggested I try. It worked for me. It was cheaper than a single visit to a therapist.
I hope it'll work for you too!
This is a product called "The Panic Puzzle" which was written by a panic attack sufferer who cured himself. There's a free report you can get, which I found helpful.
God Bless, and let us know how you do!