Because of the different external factors, many people will often experience panic attacks that may come on suddenly and unexpectedly. Studies would show that 1 out of 75 people will experience a panic attack without even knowing what is going on. It is important for you to know the signs and symptoms of panic attack so that you know how to crush it before it even begins.
You will most likely experience panic attacks when something you fear the most is present in your environment. This may include but may not be limited to:
1. Loss of a very special person in your life
2. Stress – most of the time is being caused by work overload
Things mentioned above are some of the possible reasons that you could experience frightening feelings, which may result in panic attacks.
Let’s review some more of the warning signs and symptoms that may help you determine whether or not you are having a panic attack, and to help you take action to prevent more panic attacks from happening in the future.
- heavy sweating
- difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath
- pain, discomfort
- sleepless nights
- disorganized thoughts
- flight of ideas
If you are experiencing these types of conditions it will help you to think about the situations that you fear the most, and to deal with the different traumatic conditions that may arise and try to understand the your reaction to those kinds of situations. Why is this relevant you might ask? Before treating any kind of disorder, you need to know where it really started. Once that has been identified, it would be much easier for you to determine the root cause your reactions to these types of situations and eventually break the chain of that negative self-talk for good.
Sadly, a panic attack disorder cannot be cured overnight and it can be a long process. Having an effective plan for when the unexpected happens will help you overcome panic disorder and you can continue living a normal life with less worries and fears. Panic attacks are not dangerous at all but one can be frightening and terrorizing for you if you are not prepared.
By David McDonough