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Definitely sounds like you are hungry - it sounds like how I got when I was pregnant and hungry - you know when you are pregnant you seem to have sudden and quite severe hunger/starvation!! Well, I did anyway - it'd be like one minute fine and the next minute I had to eat or I'd pass out!
Nutcracker, this sounds like a panic attack to me. I get them sometimes and my first one ever came out of the blue. When I say "out of the blue" I mean I wasn't especially anxious/worried at that time. It could also be low blood sugar though but if you've eaten it's unlikely. Try blowing into a paper bag 10-20 times (sounds mad but it often works)and see if you feel any better.
Sounds like a panic attack to me too. Here is a way of breatghing that works on my panic attacks.
Breathe in for a count of 7, breathe out for a count of 11. It doesn't much matter how slow, but slowly may calm you quicker. If you feel you will suffocate if you breathe slowly, fast is ok. It's the rhythm that is supposed to help, it mimics sleeping breathing rhythm apparantly..
BTW, my attacks often happen months after the actual stressful event, and my trigger is worrying about money. A lot of people have a trigger, and often you can't avoid it.
Another way to help a panic attack is to know that it is hyperventilation that makes you feel dizzy, and it CANNOT harm you. Even if you pass out, while you are unconcious your breathing will become normal again and you will regain conciousness very quickly, within seconds. I hope this helps, I know how nasty they can be.