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Panic attacks are terrifying.

Anyone that has ever had one knows how horrible they feel.

Today, we're going to go into what they are and how to deal with them.

First, we need to know what we are experiencing exactly.

People use the term anxiety attack and panic attack interchangeably, but they are two different things.



Here's how to differentiate:

Anxiety attack symptoms

nervousness and worry

tension and irritability

fear

trouble sitting still

increased heart rate

chest tightness or pain

chills or hot flashes

sweating, shortness of breath

numbness or tingling

upset stomach or knots in stomach

feeling dizzy or lightheaded

headache

These symptoms usually come on gradually, and can last for days or weeks. They may also come and go.

You will typically experience most, if not all, of these symptoms.

Panic attack symptoms:

nervousness and worry

tension

fear

fear of dying and/or losing control

trouble sitting still

heart palpitations, pounding heart, accelerated heart rate

chest tightness or pain

chills or hot flashes

sweating, difficulty breathing

hyperventilating

numbness or tingling

hypoxia (in extreme cases)

upset stomach or knots in stomach

feeling dizzy or lightheaded

headache

detachment from reality or self

trembling or shaking

sense of impending doom or danger

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