My panic attacks have been back for a week now and I hyperventilate violently when they happen. This is causing damage and inflammation to my rib cage. I’ve been experiencing sharp stabbing pains in my chest and a constant tightness. I got checked for breast cancer today as they needed to check it wasn’t that. It wasn’t but I was diagnosed with Costochondritis. I’ve had it quite a few times and been given strong pain medicine and anti inflammatories. I’m also on heart medication, anti depressants and anti psychotics. I rattle when I walk! Hopefully this flare up should go as I become less anxious because of Christmas. Unfortunately I will always have this and it sucks. Whoever said “it’s all in the mind” was clearly wrong. Mental illness means all of you suffers- including your body.