When a person is experiencing anxiety and panic symptoms, they are experiencing the human “fight or flight” response, but at a time that doesn’t warrant this response. This means that the emotions all humans feel when in a fearful or life threatening situation are occurring at an inappropriate time. However, the person experiencing anxiety and panic attacks does not have control as to when and where these symptoms will occur, which only adds to the anxiety.
It is important to educate yourself on panic attack symptoms, whether you have an anxiety and panic disorder or not. Some anxiety and panic disorder symptoms resemble heart attack symptoms, so it is important that an accurate diagnosis and treatment is obtained from a medical professional.
Anxiety and Panic Symptoms
Many different symptoms indicate a person may be having a panic attack. However, a panic attack can be different for everyone. The most common symptoms include feeling flushed, dizzy, nauseous, short of breath, sweating, irregular heartbeat, and trembling. Some people may also experience chills, abdominal cramping, hyperventilation, hot flashes, chest pain, headache, trouble swallowing,
Anxiety and Panic Symptoms That Require Doctor Visit
Anxiety and panic symptoms can happen at any time, without warning and will last about a half hour. The important thing is to determine if these symptoms are the result of a panic attack, or a more serious situation that requires a doctor visit.
When a person’s anxiety starts to control their life, it is a sign of something more. Some people have such a great fear of having a panic attack that they will avoid situations where an attack may occur. Some people will find it hard to leave their own home or completely normal daily tasks. When anxiety and panic attacks begin to control your life, it’s time to get medical help.
If you have had at least four, if not more, panic attacks and have spent at least four months in constant fear of having another one, you may have panic disorder, which is a chronic anxiety and panic disorder. Anxiety and panic symptoms that are getting worse, not better, is another indication to seek medical help. With a combination of medication, therapy, and relaxation techniques, you can cure anxiety and panic disorders.