Started noticing my anxiety symptoms Thanks Giving 2011. I felt a little dizzy. Then one weekend on Sunday before going back to work I had a panic attack. I never had one before, I went to bed and I felt that I could not lay down and just be there on the bed. I had to get up, then my heart started to race, I got really scared and put on my clothing and was about to go to the ER. I calmed myself down. After pacing around for a long time, I went to bed. I felt dizzy off and on, but now it seems like it is starting to be part of my life. An onset of a panic attack came and I calmed myself down. Went to eat out one day, had car problems, could not sit in the inside seat, lost my appetite. Went to the doctor, she gave me some meds that she says I can take before I go to bed if I feel panicked and can't handle it. I don't want to take them. Got so dizzy this last weekend, finally it stopped on Sunday. Was OK at work today.... came home. My 2 year old was crying and in a fuss, screaming. I quieted him down, and took him a bath. After the bath I am sort of dizzy and feel unreal. How can I be a Dad if my toddlers screams put me into this state? I hate being this way.