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can there be a long gap between panic attacks? i haven't had panic attacks for about two months and it just happened now

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Last Updated: 07/22/2019 at 6:49pm
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April 23rd, 2018 2:53am
Well the number of panic attacks that you have will depend on the severity of your condition. Some people may have one or two attacks each month or so, while others may have several attacks a week. Just remember panic attacks can be very frightening and intense, but they are not dangerous. A panic attack will not cause you any physical harm. In saying this If you have symptoms of anxiety or panic disorder, still see your doctor. A diagnosis of panic disorder will be made if you experience recurrent and unexpected panic attacks and your doctor can provide the next steps to help ease these attacks. β˜Ίβ˜ΊπŸ’–πŸ’–
January 30th, 2018 5:57am
Of course there can be. Anxiety can be triggered by almost anything, and everyone's is different. Some people rarely have panic attacks. That doesn't make their anxiety any less valid or real.
September 4th, 2018 3:22am
yes, panic attacks are just physical manifestation of extreme stress one experiences during certain situations, if you hadn't been stressed for those 2 months, it is very likely and natural that you wouldn't have panic attack during that time. personally I hadn't had panic attacks for about 4 months in between, when I wasn't stressed, or at least that extremely stressed. panic attacks are only the physical manifestation of the stress our mind experiences, hence, as long as we aren't stressed (to that extreme extent), it is understandable to not be experiencing any panic attacks. hope this answer clarified your doubts:D
March 12th, 2018 7:56pm
yes, there is not time limit for panic attacks, it all depends on what triggers the panic attack - it is perfectly normal.
July 22nd, 2019 6:49pm
i'm sorry that you had to deal with a panic attack, but it's definitely common for there to be a long gap between panic attacks. panic attacks can be random, triggered by something, frequent, or rare. it's completely valid, and you still deserve support
February 26th, 2018 6:43pm
Yup it can happen ,it might because of something that triggered the panic attack is not present or you are coming to a stage of losing the panic attack
February 27th, 2018 12:49am
There can be, but the more you try to work it out the more reliant you are on the gaps between panic attacks as opposed to learning how to come at peace when they arrive - peace as in acceptance. It's easy to count the days and to find ques for when it happens, but ultimately I'd say it's best to just learn to accept it so that you won't ever need to identify any gap :)