Dude it sounds like you had a panic attack...
I… guess you’re right? I hadn’t thought of it that way, but I’m reading the symptoms and that sounds correct. Wow.
I just remember being hit by this wave of horror and shame and intense, nauseating empathy and not knowing what to do. I couldn’t believe what was happening, and then they laughed me off and said it was no big deal when I said it was not okay, so I just had to stand there and bear witness without letting on that my body was on fire and I was choking on the smoke. I felt really guilty about that for a while, but ultimately I think it was best that I didn’t make a scene ‘cause then the kids might have become suspicious of the situation and not been (hopefully) shielded by naïveté.