Some of my family members think I am a freak. It’s painful, but I don’t blame them. There are things that you can do to help you cope. First, it’s important to remember that you are not going to die. It’s just an anxiety attack. Your body’s gone into fight-or-flight mode and it will pass. Second, keep busy.
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Any helpful advice? A: A panic attack is a wave of intense fear. Added to the fear are uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as: a pounding heart; sweating; trembling; shortness of breath; chest discomfort; stomach upset; lightheadedness. Panic attacks often come with no warning but sometimes they have a specific trigger. People who suffer from panic attacks may avoid situations where an attack might start. In particular, theyll keep away from places such as theaters or airplanes, where it would be hard to get away quickly. Panic attacks are common, but the symptoms dont last.
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A sudden fear grips you, and you begin to feel strange physical symptoms and sensations of doom and worry. Is this a panic attack? Sudden, overwhelming fear: That’s panic in a nutshell. You may have felt that kind of sudden, overwhelming fear in terrifying situations – like when you’re forced to slam on the brakes to narrowly miss a car speeding through a red light or when a large dog lunges at you with teeth bared. But a panic attack can happen at moments that have nothing to do with terror – like in the midst of a deep sleep or a dull meeting or while in a class or stuck in traffic or in line at the grocery store. And you don’t have to have a diagnosed panic disorder to experience a panic attack. Panic attacks come on suddenly and unpredictably, and often peak after about 10 to 20 minutes mark.
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