Ok.. I have no real desire to describe the situation.. I am just going to say this.. I had to make a phone call and I felt this horrible shortness of breath.. The phone call was not anything life or death, infact it really didn't have anything to do with anything.. Just a particularly close friend of mine I wanted to call.. and suddenly I feel its harder to breathe.. I also feel not a pain.. but, this total feeling of helplessness run threw me..I've had similar feelings in the past.. but, usually they were able to be ignored.. or if not ignored I at least didn't feel totally helpless and I could usually find a way to circumvent whatever issue it was..It doesn't take much to bring me down.. but, I am not one to feel helpless.. or anything.. would this be anxiety? a friend I described it to said it was a panic attack and "everyone gets them" although I think that particular friend was just trying to calm me down at the moment with the 'everyone gets them' comment.