Boy, do I understand that. I had a panic attack during a shift at a busy restaurant I was working at in my early 30's. I thought I was having a heart attack. A customer heard me telling my friend and told me I was having a panic attack. He was a member of a film crew staying at a nearby hotel, he went to his hotel and got me a vallium and that's how I got through that shift. It was terrible, I also suffered from generalized anxiety most of my life, it's not fun.
I hope your story can help someone recognize the symptoms and get help. Thanks for the important story and the good read:)