High anxiety and/or panic attacks?
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(04-03-2011, 07:55 PM)Satori Wrote:
(04-03-2011, 06:54 PM)mom Wrote:
(04-03-2011, 04:05 PM)Satori Wrote: How do you know if you're having a panic attack? In February I called an ambulance in the middle of the night, convinced I was having a heart attack, but the doctors found nothing, nothing, nothing wrong with my heart. Does a panic attack ever present mainly as wildly pounding heartbeat and a feeling of restlessness?

That'spretty much the definition of a panic attack.I tried explaining what panic attacks felt like to my mil like this:

You know that feeling right after you narrowly avoid a car accident? The pounding heart, the fear, the flushed tingling face? Now extend that feeling for a LOT longer and with no apparent cause. *THAT* is a panic attack.

But I've had those feelings a lot and I couldn't say there was NO cause -- they always come when either I'm under a lot of stress or I have a lot to do the next day.

Pardon my poor explaniation. When I mean no cause, I mean no miss car accident, no real illness, nothing to directly cause the racing heart, cold sweat, feeling of dread. Stress is probably the number one trigger of panic attacks.
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Re: High anxiety and/or panic attacks? - by Pheo - 04-03-2011, 11:53 AM
Re: High anxiety and/or panic attacks? - by Joamy - 04-03-2011, 06:29 PM
Re: High anxiety and/or panic attacks? - by mom - 04-03-2011, 06:51 PM
Re: High anxiety and/or panic attacks? - by mom - 04-03-2011, 06:54 PM
Re: High anxiety and/or panic attacks? - by mom - 04-03-2011, 09:29 PM



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