Panic attack? See the symptoms and what you should do

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Panic attack? See the symptoms and what you should do
Panic attack? See the symptoms and what you should do

According to doctors, panic attacks are becoming a scourge for people in big cities

Among the reasons are the hectic rhythm of life, little time to go out into nature and a lot of daily stress. There are signs by which we can recognize a panic attack ourselves, as well as ways to react correctly in the first moments.

Change in skin color

In a panic attack, a person initially feels a strong attack of weakness. A rapid change in skin color follows, which also depends on blood pressure - from gray and very pale to red, even with spots.

Hard breathing

This is one of the most frightening symptoms because the feeling of not being able to catch your breath increases the fear and the feeling that the ground beneath your feet is sinking. What to do? Try breathing slowly and deeply.


This is often the first feeling when a panic attack starts. What to do? Sit comfortably and breathe deeply. Think that nausea is not related to poisoning. In no case do not close your eyes, because this way you fixate even more on the sensations. On the contrary - focus on something to the side - passing people or another moving object, think about the surrounding sounds and colors.

Rapid heartbeat

Many associate it with a heart attack. And they may be right if chest pain is added. What to do? Call 911 immediately if this is the first time this has happened to you. If you've ever had a panic attack, you know that the symptom is temporary, and to get over it faster, just lie on your back and breathe deeply and slowly!

Tingling in limbs

One of the most unpleasant sensations during a panic attack. What to do? Sit down, breathe deeply and slowly. Massage the affected area and remind yourself that it is not painful and the symptom is temporary and will pass very quickly.

Strong sense of fear

Its intensity can even be defined as fear for life. What to do? Remind yourself that a panic attack is not life-threatening, so you'll be feeling great in no time.

Lost Reality

Sometimes during a panic attack, a person feels like a bystander to what is happening with himself or as if he is in a dream. What to do? Get to something you can lean on as quickly as possible. Focus on tactile sensations - whether what you're leaning on is warm, cold, rough, smooth, big, small, etc.

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