You did the right thing by getting checked out by the doctor. My original experience with anxiety came about with concerns about heart health. Whenever I go to the doc's office, my bp is in the 150s-160s....I had the tests done as well. Many people have 'white coat hypertension' when we visit the doc's office. My GP doesn't even read my chart when it comes to blood pressure now. I have had it checked out numerous times at home and it ranges from 119-to the mid 130s when I have had a long day at work. Panic can cause blood pressure to spike and if we are nervous about it, just the anticipation can raise our heart rates and bp in my opinion. My resting heart rate is actually in the low 50s (I run a lot), but if I am at the doctors it can run to over a 100.
So, you know you are ok medically...that is GREAT news. Now, confront and learn about your anxiety and panic. For me, going to seek help through counseling with a therapist not only helped me deal with it, but it taught me a lot about myself and I think I am a better person for going through the experience.
I know it can be frightening and confusing, but you can and will get through it! Keep us posted!
Thanks for the comment cj, it's funny though, even though i know my echocardiogram was normal i'm still worried about it. My pulse is always low when i'm relaxed, and even though i'm a little overweight i'm in pretty good shape, i work a physical job and am never out of breath, my doctor however does want me to do a stress test now because my heart rate is always high in his office.