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What It Feels Like to Have a Panic Attack

Some people will never know what it is like to experience a panic attack expect from the stories they read from other people. And those people should be very glad. A panic attack is nothing to play around with, and despite the jokes and things we see on TV, it is no laughing matter. Here is what it really feels like when someone is having a panic attack. Can you relate to feeling this kind of way? So many people cannot, so you can only imagine the fear.

Key Takeaways:

  • People with anxiety typically know they’re not in danger, but cannot help that their body and mind tells them otherwise.
  • There are 3 common occurrences in the mind of someone with anxiety when a panic attack sets in: foggy mental state, sensory overload, and shivering.
  • Family and friends can help calm the anxiety of someone with anxiety by simply being there.

“Throughout the years, I’ve looked for a clear explanation of what others have experienced within their own panic attacks to better understand them myself.”

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