Re: What do Paniac attacks feel like?
Ok, everyone is different but here is mine:
Panic Attack- BAM, dizziness, short of breath, extreme rapid heartrate, Im so paralyzed by the attack, I cant move, I feel as if Im going to pass out, my heart palpations are out of control, I feel like Im going to have a heart attack at any moment and I feel as if Im dying right then and there. I shake, I can barely talk at time. Once it is over, I become extremely tired, emotionally and physically, that I can fall asleep for two hours.
My anxiety attacks- Apprehensive, hot flashes, light headness, shaking, feel like I want to jump out of my body, I pace, these last longer than a full blown panic attack, they kinda hang on edge waxing and waning for a few hours. I do everything I can to try to calm myself down, either by distraction (mentally), to cleaning the house to rid the excess adrenaline feelings, to drinking very cold water.