If you think you're having a panic attack, you probably are! Here is a list of some of my symptoms that I personally get when I have a panic attack, however to each their own.
-Most always, it is terribly hard to breathe and sometimes I stop breathing.
-During some panic attacks, I am sobbing, however, some days it's just laying there. Every panic attack is different.
-Mostly, numbness accompanies my body. You may feel pins and needles all over or just relatively nothing.
I've endured all sorts of panic attacks. In some, I am an emotional mess and I'm having somewhat of a tantrum. In others, I lay still and space out. Again, your panic attacks may be different!
Understanding and looking out for the symptoms that occur when someone suffers from a panic attack would help you identify if you are in the midst of a panic attack or not. Panic attacks usually last for about 10 minutes max but can vary. It can cause a variety of different symptoms such as:
- A racing heart.
- Feeling weak, faint or dizzy.
- Tingling or numbness in your hands and fingers.
- Feeling sweaty or having chills.
- Chest pains.
- Breathing difficulties.
- Feeling a loss of control.
Everyone is unique, not everyone will experience the same symptoms. However, if you are experiencing more than one or two of those listed above, then there is a possibility that you are experiencing a panic attack.
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