This is where you could ring the BB phone number and talk to people who can handle and talk to you about what is going on. Geoff
Just thinking it might be good to see a GP about the panic feelings if you experience them more often than you want to... There are lots of medications out that you can take for panic attacks, you don't have to take them all every day, just when you need them, and they kick in in about 45 minutes - in which time you can call Beyondblue where someone can talk to you until you start feeling better! Seriously, once you get the right medication, you'll feel like you don't even know yourself. My experience with anxiety in myself and others is that nobody realises how high their anxiety is until it goes away... It's *awesome* when it does, you can sleep, think clearly, etc etc. Your GP can also sign you up to a mental health plan if you want some free counselling- in my state (SA), you can get 10 sessions with a psychologist either free or very subsidised... might be of interest so ask what you can get in your state in case its different.
Good luck with it , hope you have a panic-free weekend. 🙂