Relaxation exercises can help stop panic attacks. Listen to these relaxation downloads any time to make panic attacks go away.
What is a panic attack?
A panic attack is an episode of severe anxiety.
What are panic attack symptoms?
Common symptoms of panic attack include:
- Chest pain
- Chest tightness
- Breathing difficulty
- Racing heart
- Fast breathing
- Numb hands
- Feelings of fear, dread, and doom
- Feeling that something bad is going to happen
Most common symptom of panic attacks
The main symptom of a panic attack is usually a feeling of intense fear. In fact, panic attacks can be so upsetting that for a person with panic disorder, the fear of having a panic attack becomes one of the most problematic symptoms.
How do I know if it is a panic attack or something else?
Notice that many of the symptoms of a panic attack can resemble symptoms of dangerous medical conditions such as a heart attack. That is why you should always get these symptoms checked out to rule out other medical conditions. Once you have confirmed that the symptoms are related to anxiety, then you know that the experience is not dangerous.
What causes panic attacks?
Panic attacks can happen in response to something you experience; for example, if you have a fear of small spaces and have to ride in an elevator. Panic attacks can also happen for no apparent reason. They can occur without warning at any time, even when you are asleep!
How to stop panic attacks
If you have panic attacks, there are things you can do that will help.
First, don’t fight it when you have a panic attack. Easier said than done, I know. Fighting a panic attack makes it stronger, and trying to make it stop actually worsens the symptoms. If you have a panic attack, just let it happen, and tell yourself it will pass.
Relaxation exercises can help you get through a panic attack and make it go away faster. Here are some relaxation downloads that you can listen to any time to make panic attacks go away.
Relaxation for overcoming panic attacks in public
Relaxation for feeling overwhelmed
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