Panic Attack Symptoms
The feeling of sudden extreme fear or terror by a person is known as a panic attack. Some attacks are so severe that it can make a person feel like they are having a heart attack. This occurs mainly due to high levels of anxiety created because of various reasons. A person can even have a panic attack in their sleep. In a panic situation, people feel like they are going crazy or losing control of themselves. The symptoms vary in intensity and from person to person. They normally peak within a short period of time (minutes) making it difficult to comprehend and react.
Some of the symptoms includeRacing of the heart with irregular or rapid heartbeats
Chills or heat sensations
Fear of losing control
Feeling detached from one’s own body
Discomfort and pain in the chest
Difficulty in breathing
Shaking or trembling
A panic attack causes so much distress that it leaves a person feeling weak and tired after it. Making a person to relax and at ease during an attack through deep breathing lowers the severity and effect of it. The person should also be aware of what about the particular situation caused the attack. This will help them stay a lot more aware of themselves in other situations going forward. People start avoiding certain situations that have caused them to have panic attacks earlier for the fear of having another one.