Have you had attacks of intense anxiety? Did your body start shaking? Your heart racing? Sweaty palms? Fast breathing? Felt nausea? Dry mouth? Dizziness?
If you had some of these symptoms combined it is possible that you had a panic attack… It is frightening, to say the least, as it seems like your body is out of control.
The attacks can last between 5 and 30 minutes.
When you are having one of those, one of the things you must always have in mind is to remember to breathe calmly. This might seem what you least want to do though…
Research has been done but it is inconclusive. It can be genetic but one of the main reasons is life changes.
This can be a change or loss of a job; leaving college; getting married; loss of a relationship; loss of a loved one; having your first child etc.
The changes can be good or bad, but they are a rupture to what you had pre-established in your life. Internally this shakes up things because the mind doesn’t like change so it will respond.