Are You Free of Panic Attacks?

You may not realize it, but you may suffer from something that can take over your whole world if you let it. You’ll recognize the symptoms, but you’ll have no idea what’s behind them.

Panic attacks are debilitating. One moment, you’re living your day to day lifestyle and the next, you find yourself paralyzed with the feeling that you’ve lost all control. You worry about the possibility of something happening to you. It all comes on so quickly and unexpected, that you’re blown away and the only thing you want to do is go right back home.

While they can be caused by a number of things – heredity, biological forces, even exaggerated thinking – the main culprit is usually stress. As stress plays such a huge factor in our day to day lives, we don’t realize just how profoundly we’re affected until something highly stressful approaches and we’re struck with a panic attack, afraid of absolutely everything that may come our way. Finding a proper stress relief is crucial in order to help limit the number of panic attacks a person has at any given point in their life. If stress is controlled before panic and anxiety set in, there is a better likelihood of being able to stop panic attacks before they start.

The symptoms of a panic attack are obvious enough: the rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, the feeling of dizziness and dread, trembling, sudden chills,and the pins and needles feeling in your fingers and toes are only a few of many symptoms. In any given year, there millions of people who experience a panic attack – some of which experience repeated panic attacks.

The best course of action for panic attacks would be to talk to your doctor, who can prescribe medications and forms of therapy to assist with the treatment of those feelings of panic. Only your doctor would know the treatment that is best for you. While a panic attack may leave you feeling the need to hide and can feel as though it controls every aspect of your life, it doesn’t have to. With proper treatment and reduced stress, you can reduce the number of panic attacks you have, and can even eliminate them! A happy, healthy life is once again within your reach.

Amanda Baker