This is really strange for me, as I'm not given to that sort of panic typically. While I do have dream-state paranoias/panics about getting stuck in small confined spaces (I had some dream elements about that just this morning) this has never manifested in "reality" for me (i.e., I got panic-y watching Enterprise the other night when the characters were having to navigate tight cave passages, but I've "gone caving" and had to squeeze myself through little holes "in real life" without any undue stress).
I wonder if the "hovering doom" of my so-far-for-shit job search is starting to fray my psyche in ways that I wasn't expecting. This panic attack came out of nowhere. I'm afraid that the sense of hopelessness that I've been living with day-to-day (unless you count the pointless hope of buying a lottery ticket) is beginning to damage me for the long-term.
Bleh. As I note, this is probably Too Much Information, but it crossed my mind just now (due to reading a post in larathia's journal) and I figured I'd vent.