What is a Panic Attack?

Here is a good definition of a panic attack, provided by the Mayo Clinic

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that develops for no apparent reason and that triggers severe physical reactions. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.  Source: Mayo Clinic

A panic attack is the single most terrifying experience I have known in my life, bar none.

It feels like a full body explosion that I have to endure while sitting in a meeting, or standing in line at the grocery store.  It can come literally come out out of the blue, or strike me after an extended period of feeling anxious or nervous (usually about having one).

Attack is the right word, because the panic comes onto me as an assault–an alarming intense assault on my whole body and mind.

During a panic attack, everything is exaggerated, terrifying, and nothing feels safe. I feel the overwhelming need to escape from the situation I’m in and run to safety. During a panic attack, I have been convinced that I am absolutely losing my mind or worse, that I am about to die.

Are you wondering if what you have experienced is a panic attack? If so, here are the signs and symptoms of panic attacks, and they are different for every sufferer.

I wish you peace,

Jill G.

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