A few weeks ago I had a few spells with chest pain and shortness of breath. Scared me to death I’ll admit. I went to my primary care doctor since my 38 year old sister just had a quadruple bypass heart surgery due to a genetic disorder where the body produces too much cholesterol. My cholesterol was elevated, and I was sent for a stress test. That was fine.. However the doctor thought that anxiety from my sister being ill was causing the problem.   My sister is recovering nicely and I am not stressed about anything. I can be sitting with friends enjoying myself with no worries in the world when all the sudden I am having very short dizzy spells that quickly follow shortness of breath.  I feel as though I need to do SOMETHING, but I don’t know what that something is. I usually excuse myself and go to the restroom to gather myself. The shortness of breath makes me somewhat panic, even though I am telling myself that my heart is in good shape, and I convince myself I am breathing fine.  After the “spell” I do become worried about it, like wondering what it is causing it and fear it happening while I am driving and such.  Is this a panic attack? Do you have panic attacks when there is no reason to panic? Any advice is appreciated. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />