Increased pain on taking a deep breath and coughing and absence of any respiratory illness or infection suggest a musculo-skeletal cause. You may have had a muscle cramp during or after the panic attack. Also, the panic attack may not have been directly related to the cramp. However, to be sure, you can consult your GP to rule out any other cause.
Hope this helps.
Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD
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