People with panic disorder (panic attacks) are suddenly struck by feelings of terror. The attacks occur without warning and, as a result, many develop severe anxiety in anticipation of the next panic attack.

Panic attacks are both physical and emotional events. Symptoms may include a pounding heart and palpitations, feeling faint, dizzy or having tingling sensations. Many sufferers believe they are having a heart attack, are going to die, and are overwhelmed with fear and a sense of impending doom.

Panic attacks usually begin abruptly, may reach a peak within 10 minutes, but may continue for much longer, if the sufferer had the attack triggered by a situation from which they are not able to escape. You may feel fatigued and worn out after a panic attack subsides.

Symptoms of Panic Attacks

  • Sense of impending doom or danger
  • Fear of loss of control or death
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hyperventilation
  • Chills
  • Hot flushes
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness
  • Tightness in your throat
  • Trouble swallowing

One of the worst things about panic attacks is the intense fear you’ll have another one. You may fear having a panic attack so much that you avoid situations where they may occur. You may even feel unable to leave your house (agoraphobia) because no place feels safe.

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