My doctor has diagnosed me with post traumatic stress disorder. It seems very logically since my husband, after being diagnosed with inoperable, terminal cancer in october has miraculously made a full recovery. But the ordeal of chemo and testing and not knowing has taken its toll on me. I got my first attack less than a week after we found out the treatments had worked so well that he could be operated on on become 100% in remission. He has 8 followup chemos for precautionary reasons going on right now. I started to hyperventilate which caused chest tightness. I started to sleep more and I could not stand to leave my husband in the morning. I get up in the morning feeling sickly and unable to go to the gym which I need so much to control chronic pain I have had all my life. I had a chest x ray on Tuesday, the same day I went to see the doctor. I came into his office crying like crazy and then I felt better for the rest of that day and the next day. He gave me Zoloft which I have now started taking. I read about PTSD and I do have the classic symptoms,including thinking I have some other dreaded disease like lung cancer, emphysema (since I smoked up until last week) or heart disease. And I guess since my husband originally went to the doctor with a pain in his side and came out with terminal cancer, I feel like anything is possible. I don't know exactly how to proceed. Would like to hear from anyone who has experience with this. Thanks!