Hello, it is tough to describe everything but I will do the best I can. I have not been diagnosed with anything but through my research I have diagnosed myself with panic attacks or possibly a panic disorder.
I am a 19 year old male living in Toronto, Canada and I don't know exactly what's going on with me.
It started back in early January 2007. I went to sleep and felt a sudden rush to my head that started at the back of my neck and traveled up to the top of my head, this was accompanied by uncontrollable fear and a sense of panic. Ever since then I have had a lot of trouble falling asleep because this would usually hit me as soon as I lay down and cleared my mind. Throughout the day things are better but I still feel a slightly different consciousness, I sometimes feel like I am disconnected from my body and experience what seems to be tunnel vision, I don't know if it is related but I have also discovered more veins in my eyes. As time has passed I have learned to handle it a lot better than at the beginning.
During the actual attack (that happens when I lay down and clear my mind) I experience the rush described above and uncontrollable fear that seems to come out of nowhere. I don't know if I am subconsciously afraid of the dark or falling asleep or what but none of these fears seem to be present to my knowledge.
I have had a CT scan of my head as well as blood/urine tests for pretty much everything, and I had an eye exam done and it was all good.
Thanks for your time, any input is appreciated.