Panic attacks are terrifying and debilitating. You cannot breathe, your head spins, your limbs are buzzing with energy, and you are sweating like a pig. At the time you believe that you are going to die, but you don’t. You are sure that you have something physically wrong with you (perhaps your heart or lungs), but the doctors can find no cause for all of this.
Without any explanation for this, you start to do some of the following things -
Each time you look back and realize that this is your mind playing tricks with you, rather than a serious physical health concern.
But there is hope for change. With a bit of guidance, we can help you to -
To plan for the next panic attack, here are some things to consider -
Panic attacks are scary at the time, but they do not have to rule your life. There are simple tools for you to use and regain control of your life, and if these do not help, there are treatments such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy) that can help. Either way, you do not have to continue to struggle.
Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC
Psychotherapist and author of Beyond the Blue
+1 (201) 779-6917