I was treated the same way. I can sympathize with totally. It was like I had the plague, or they were afraid they might catch it.
There are a lot of physical reasons for panic attack, physical, not mental:
among them are:
1. Co2, if you feel better after you leave home, if it only happens at home, have all appliances checked by an authorized heating and air conditioning contractor.
2. Hypo glycemia, when insulin drops out, it causes anxiety.
4. Heart problems
5. Hormones, not only Estrogen, but thyroid as well
6. auto immune reactions, and disease
7. Too much caffiene
8. B complex deficiency
9. magnesium deficiency
10.a side effect of any drug, over the counter or otherwise
11.food allergy, can cause racing heartbeat, and a feeling of doom, as well.
Seeing a physician for a full physical is a good start.
Vitamin b, will help if its stress, magnesium will help to calm the body and brain. A better diet consisting of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates will help with hypoglycemia.
A simple blood test taken before nine am , FSH, will reveal estrogen levels. A tsh will reveal thyroid levels. A diabetic test will reveal insulin levels, and hypoglycemia.
Consulting a physician is warranted.
An in ability to focus is called brain fog. Like thinking through peanut butter. It is usually associated with hypoglycemia, panic attacks, and CFS, which has been found to be a combination of many things. It has been linked with an opportunist infection. Among those cited in recent studies are: candidiasis, cytomeglavirus, and epstein barr. The virus that causes mono. Epstein Barr has been linked to many auto immune diseases as well.
Again a simple blood test, ANA, can verify your suspicions.
I have written articles on these subjects, along with symptoms. Find a Doctor that will work with you.