Am I having a Panic Attack?
Anxiety Attack? You are not alone!
I felt my heart pounding in my chest. I would feel like I was outside of myself. Almost as if I was in a bubble observing the people around me. All I could hear was the pounding of my heart. I could see his lips moving but couldn't concentrate on what he was saying to me. I was almost as if I was deaf. I would sweat and feel light headed. But the pounding in my heart was the worse. After a panic attack often my chest bone would ache. Almost as if it was bruised. I would have an incredible feeling of overwhelm. I felt totally out of control and full of fear.
If you have been under a lot of stress and are having some of the symptoms on this page, you are probably suffering from panic attacks. Especially if it happens several times.
When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life
Panic Attack Symptoms
Panic Attack can manifest itself in many ways. But here is a short list of some of the symptoms that people have.
Feeling Dreamy or Feeling like you are outside of yourself
Feelings of Overwhelm
Rapid heart beat
Feeling of being stressed out
Shaking visibly or inside
Choking sensations or lump in throat
Feeling like you are Smothering
shortness of breath sensations
Chest pain or discomfort
Nausea, bloating, indigestion or abdominal discomfort
Dizziness or unsteadiness
Feeling outside yourself
Fear of losing control or going crazy
numbness of face
Chills or hot flushes
Skin losing color
Blushing or skin blotches
Urgently needing to urinate or defecate
Muscle pain, especially in neck or shoulders
inability to concentrate or focus
tingling in fingers or toes
Feeling like you are going crazy
and many more
I'm having a Panic attack. What can I do right now to make it stop?
I wanted to share with you a list of some of the things that help me with panic and anxiety.
- Lay on your back and breath slowly through your nose. Breath with your stomach not your chest.
- Try taking a walk or moderate exercise.
- Keep a journal and write out your fears and how you are feeling. Or talk to someone about how you are feeling. It helps to get it out.
- Learn to meditate. Meditation helps to clear out the chatter in your brain.