Recognising the Signs of a Panic Attack
How does a Panic Attack feel?
During a panic attack, the person suffers an extremely high level of fear, stress and anxiety and can feel out of control. This experience usually lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. In some cases, it may even resemble a heart attack which is why many people either call an ambulance or go to their local hospital to get checked out.
Symptoms of a Panic Attack
Some of the following symptoms will usually be experienced during a panic attack, particularly those highlighted:
- Palpitations (rapid, uneven or pounding heartbeat)
- Difficulty breathing including Asthma, Shallow Breathing and Hyperventilation
- Muscle tension and pain (particularly in the throat, chest, stomach, shoulders, neck and jaw)
- Hot and cold flushes
- Tingling sensations
- 'Pins and needles' in the hands and/or feet
- Weakness of the limbs
- Feeling lightheaded or dizzy as if going to pass out
- Feeling of being outside of one’s body or detached from reality
- Dry mouth
- Feeling of choking
- Feelings of Nausea
- Stomach ache and ‘butterflies’ in the stomach
- Increased need to urinate
- Constant restlessness and fidgeting
- Inability to relax, focus and concentrate on completing any simple task
- Over-alertness including increased sensitivity to noise
- Feeling under pressure
- Feeling constantly frightened
- Impulses to run and hide
- Fear of being out of control or crazy
- Fears of social embarrassment or failure
- Fears of imminent fainting, collapse, heart attack or death
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