It's hard for me to say for sure this is what happens to me, but I haven't taken any kind of medication in four years in fear of having a panic attack and/or allergic reaction to medicine. Even Tylenol and Benedryl I can no longer take in fear of having an attack.
As a freshman in highschool, I remember an attack very clearly, although it wasn't my first. I took a Benedryl one morning when sitting in my parents room, and as I stared blankly at the TV I consumed my thoughts with the fear of the Benedryl making me have an allergic reaction, even though I've taken it several times before.
Not more than 5 minutes later, an overwhelming feeling of heat came over me and my heart pounded and pounded against my chest. I freaked out, stood straight up out of my chair and stammered to my mom I wasn't feeling good suddenly. My hands were waving around my face, like that was going to stop the heat, and I was shaking and trembling and started to breath heavily since I was scared. My mom made me lay down on the bed. Being a registered nurse, she took her stethescope to hear my hearbeat, which was apparently normal. My heart still felt like it was going to beat out of my chest, though. Especially since that attack, I couldn't bear to take any more medicine, no matter how bad I feel.
And despite the occasional migrane, I've never been healthier... physically.
Has anyone else here personally experienced panic attacks triggered by such things as medicine?
If so, how often do your panic attacks occur?