Now it's time to fight panic attacks, because suddenly and completely unexpected, she appears. This happens without notice, even while asleep. We talk about the panic and almost overpowering fear.
The heart is racing, the pulse is faster, the pressure in the chest is increasing, breathing is difficult. Many people are suddenly seized by anxiety attacks.
What are the reasons for panic attacks?
Can you treat it yourself?
Can you fight panic attacks?
Answers to these questions can be found in this article.
What does a panic attack look like?
A panic attack can be manifested by numerous signs. In the following words, a patient described her own panic attack. She is thus representative of people who suffer from anxiety.
Afraid of what exactly? I do not know exactly. The feeling was there and became more and more serious. It all started four years ago. I was in a place where I was usually always well and suddenly I felt this oppressive feeling. It came from the chest and slowly drove up my throat. It was a scary feeling, as if someone shut my throat, but lower down. There was a fear in me. Over time, there was a strong palpitation and it was terribly fast, suddenly it was there - the panic attack. I only dragged myself through the rest of the day. I was just scared of the panic that my heart would stop suddenly and I fall over dead. The next morning I got up and did not know how to get through the day ahead.
The experience of many sufferers
People who suffer from panic attacks usually go to various doctors for years and are treated with all sorts of pills without any possible cause being recognized or treated. Not everyone is able to self-medicate.
Most patients seem to be crazy because they feel physical discomfort but no doctor can find a cause. The panic attacks usually occur for no reason in everyday situations.
What is generally understood by a panic attack?
Sufferers suffer from anxiety with physical signs such as:
Sweating, shaking, trembling
Shortness of breath, lump or tightness in the throat
Pressure and tightness in the upper chest
Nausea or abdominal pain
Dizziness - fainting and drowsiness
Numbness or tingling sensation
Hot flashes or cold showers
Afraid of having a heart attack or even dying
Fearing to go crazy or faint
Fear that you lose control of yourself
The course of panic attacks
In the first phase, those affected experience physical and mental weakenings in a particular situation. Comic physical conditions such as circulatory disorders or attacks of weakness are spreading.
As a rule, these are moments in which the person concerned thinks that he / she has no control over the situation, for example in the cinema, when waiting, in a traffic jam, etc.
Those affected feel so unsettled by the physical reactions that they do not want to relive a panic attack. Therefore, they start to avoid the situation from which they can trigger an attack.
Again and again you imagine a seizure and thus create with the imagination a corresponding tension in itself. This also applies to some forms of panic attacks at night.