Millions of America adults suffer from panic strikes. Panic attacks might be one of the more common of its signs. Although a panic attack is varied for each individual, there is an underlying truth for everyone who suffers from them.
When someone experiences these disorders, it is debilitating. People know what they are enduring is unreasonable, but they’ve become used to a learned response so, for them, it’s a natural response.
Maybe one of the worst parts of panic attacks in the confusion over their appearance. A panic attack can happen at any time — even when someone is asleep. That fear-inducing attack peaks after about 10-minutes but the exhausting traits can last long after that.
In an attempt to know what it is like to experience a panic attack, Facebook support groups were invited to describe what a panic attack feels like.
Here are their responses with illustrations courtesy of WikiMedia:
[su_quote]Mine are like I can’t stand or talk. All I know is intense agony all over like everything is compressing me into a tight, little ball.[/su_quote]
[su_quote]At the worst, you are forced to the floor and unable to perform. It feels like being pursued by dinosaurs — and you can’t move.[/su_quote]
[su_quote]It feels like each wall is settling in on me. Tunnel vision expresses it best.[/su_quote]
[su_quote]It feels like a rollercoaster trip and adrenaline high.[/su_quote]
[su_quote]I’m being confined and strangled as if I was in a building on fire, and there’s no escape.[/su_quote]
[su_quote]“It feels like I have to escape because if I don’t, I will die.”[/su_quote]
[su_quote]“It feels like everyone is staring at you and absorbing the air.”[/su_quote]
[su_quote]“The first time, I thought I was experiencing a stroke. My face went still after feeling pins and needles sticking in me.”[/su_quote]
Article provided to Health Host by Jerry Nelson from www.journeyamerica.us