How Do I Know??

I am 31 years old. I have had a fear of tight spaces for a long time, since I could remember. My wife gets mad at me because I HAVE to have a window open or a fan going at night. If I don't, I can't breathe, get real hot and sweaty, and start to panic and have to go down into the living room (where I am right now) and sit next to the door with it open. It soothes my symptoms. Now, I don't know if I am claustrophobic or not...but I seriously Have a hard time with this. I don't want my wife to be angry either. I wish I could get her to understand how I am feeling when I start having a "fit"! It is not a fun thing for me and I am really tired and would like to go to bed! How can I tell if I am claustrophobic?
1 Response Sep 15, 2012

I am Innovation Design Engineering student. Currently I am working on my final project, which is related to people who suffer from claustrophobia. Therefore I am looking for people who suffer from this phobia in order to ask couple of questions (survey)
Would you be willing to fill my short survey?
Thank you,