Anxiety attack can be a very terrifying
experience. It is a period of sudden and intense fear or discomfort,
typically with an abrupt onset and usually lasting for no more than 10
minutes. Sometimes a person can experience a panic attack all of a sudden
without particular reason. Most people that experience one attack will
usually experience another attack, and those who have recurring attacks, or
feel severe anxiety about having another are said to have panic disorder.
Various individuals report different
symptoms during an anxiety attack. Some of the common anxiety attack
Palpitations, a pounding of heart, or
an accelerated heart rate
Trembling or shaking
Shortness of breath
Chest pain or discomfort
Nausea or stomach discomfort
A feeling light-headedness, or faint
A feeling of unreality
Depersonalization or a feeling of being
detached from oneself
Fear of losing control or going crazy
Fear of dying
Numbness, or a tingling sensation
Feeling of impending doom
These are some of the possible anxiety
attack symptoms. A normal person may experience one or more of these
symptoms from time to time. Having to experience some of these anxiety
attack symptoms is considered normal if you have reasonable explanations for
them. But if you are experiencing them with no apparent reasons, it can be a
sign of a more serious condition.
A person with phobia will usually
experience an anxiety attack as a direct result of exposure to the things
that trigger the phobia. These anxiety attacks are short- lived and quickly
relieved once the trigger is escaped.
Usually an anxiety attack begins with an
unusual bodily sensation from the anxiety attack symptoms. A person having
an anxiety attack will then react, with fear that the symptoms are
indicators of a much more serious threat and in turn reacts with more fear
which intensified into a state of intense anxiety and panic.
Cases of the
possible situations where anxiety attack can occur are: when driving, on an
airplane, crowded areas, or during sleep at night. Sometimes anxiety attack
occurs in a situation where the person cannot exit easily from a social
gathering, or in a meeting, but others may experience an incident of anxiety
for no reason while in comfortable place or even in sleep.
Anxiety attack symptoms are more or less
the same feelings we might experience if we feel danger is about to happen.
They are signs of how we usually react if we are triggered by fear, worry,
and concern. But, chill out! Fortunately, anxiety attack is not an illness.