just spent three days in the hospital for supoddedly having a panic attack. Have had FMS for 10 years, and was in great control until I was taken off Elavil in Feb. In Feb. was diagnosed with severe anemia. Dr. thought Elavil could be supressing bone marrow production. Went through endoscopy of stomach and colon, nothing wrong, just heavy periods. Two weeks later ankles started swelling. A friend told me this is a sign of heart failure, so went to the Dr. He just said no, gave me a water pill and sent me on my way. I could not get the heart thing out of my mind. Couldn't eat, sleep, nothing. I got so nervous I began to shake inside. Went bact to the Dr. told me to relax I had no heart problem. Didn't ease my mind but I knew I had to get over it. Then my oldest daughter got very sick, had to take her to the ER, had a CT scan that showed kidney infection and gastritis. Then my youngest daughter who has diabetes started getting these bruises on her stomach. I knew they were from taking her insulin injections but she thought she had leukemia, so I spent weeks in her room at night trying to convince her she was not dying. OH, and did I mention that my mom lives next door and started to have rectal bleeding and I ended up in the ER with her. This should be the end of my pity party but it isn't. I really began having these internal shakes going on non stop and then I started feeling pressure in my head, and my face going numb. Then, I was feeling lightheaded, not like I was going to pass out, just kind of spacey or out of it. I got so scared that by the time I got to the ER my heart rate was up to 150 and I was freaking out. I had a chest x-ray, ekg, blood drawn about 12 times and finally a very nice female Dr. came in to talk to me. She said that going off the Elavil after 10 years and not replacing it with anything was a mistake. She also said that she had tested me for everything and that I was very healthy, except for the fact that I can't stop worrying, ever! She talked to me for the three days that i was in the hospital and she gave me klonopin for the shakes and xanax for when I'm freaking out and when I left there I felt much better. That was two weeks ago and I'm already sarting to worry again. Now I'm thinking that she didn't do an MRI on my brain so how does she know that there is not something wrong with me? The klonopin has helped the shaking more than I can say, but I still have that lighthead spacey feeling, and I'm still contantly worried. I think I'm really going crazy.