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Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

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Published by Adrian Tea Brown
Are you fearful of another anxiety panic attack coming to haunt you again? Your fears are over here
Are you fearful of another anxiety panic attack coming to haunt you again? Your fears are over here

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Published by: Adrian Tea Brown on Jan 09, 2012
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 ==== ====Suffer No More From Panic Anxiety Attacks - Vanquish All Fears And Enjoy Lifehttp://www.anxietyandwomen.com/panic ==== ====Panic Attack Symptoms A panic attack is a discrete period of intense fearor discomfort that is accompanied by one or more ofthe following symptoms. Symptoms may include: palpitationssweatingtrembling or shakingshortness of breath or smotheringfeelings of chokingchest pain or discomfortnausea or abdominal distressdizziness or lightheadednesspins and needlesdiarrheadry mouthheadachederealization or depersonalizationand chills or hot flushesPanic Attack SymptomsThere are two types of panic attack: 1) Spontaneous (Uncued) Panic Attacks These are not associatedwith a situational trigger and appears to come out of the blue.These panic attacks can occur during periods of relaxation orwhen sleeping. 2) Situational (Cued) Panic Attacks Occur either in anticipationof a situation or in a situation where an attack has previouslybeen experienced. Usually the symptoms become apparent as oneenters the situation. I will outline some of the typical fears people have resultingfrom the panic attack symptoms. The most common fears created bythe panic symptoms are: Losing Control Will I Pass Out in Public? Am I Having A HeartAttack? Feeling Out of Touch or a Sense of Unreality
 "Am I going crazy?" It is understandable for anyone to fear they may be going crazywhen they suffer from the panic attack symptoms. There is solittle real public awareness of mental disease so people often jump to extreme conclusions. These conclusions are usually basedon misinformation and an overactive imagination. The most commonly known mental health issue is schizophreniaeven the word itself strikes terror within the average person.Schizophrenia is a major disorder characterized by such severesymptoms as disjointed thoughts and speech babbling havingdelusions or strange beliefs (for example sufferers often claimthey are receiving messages from an inner voice) and hallucinations.Furthermore schizophrenia appears to be largely a genetic disorderand run strongly in families. Schizophrenia generally begins very gradually and not suddenly(such as during a panic attack). Additionally because it runsin families only a certain proportion of people can becomeschizophrenic and in other people no amount of stress willcause the disorder. A third important point is that people whobecome schizophrenic will usually show some mild symptoms formost of their lives (such as unusual thoughts flowery speech etc.).Thus if this has not been noticed in you yet then chances areyou will not become schizophrenic. This is especially true if youare over 25 since schizophrenia generally first appears in thelate teens to early 20s. More panic attack symptoms Losing Control During a panic attack because of the symptoms the people arefeeling they are prone to believe they are going to losecontrol. This loss of control can be bodily i.e. that allyour vital organs will completely lose the run of themselvesand descend into chaos or that the individual will mentallylose a grip on reality. Often it is those who hate beingsocially embarrassed suffer from this fear the most. Losing control could range from steering your car into aninnocent passerby or picking up a knife and killing thenearest and dearest person to you (not that we all dontthink of this from time to time!). Put your mind at rest! As scary as those thoughts may be
you are not going to commit any of these acts. Relax. Thereason you are experiencing them is because your body feelsout of control with the panic attack symptoms. Your mindfeels that if your body is out of control it is next on the list. You are not going to lose it. In fact I am sure that with allthe panic attacks you may have experienced in public placesnobody even noticed you looked uncomfortable. We are by naturesocial animals and dread to be seen in some kind of anembarrassing situation. Jumping up from your chair in a businessmeeting and screaming for an ambulance may go through your mindbut it is unlikely to happen. In the end even if we doembarrass ourselves socially does it really matter? We haveto learn to be kind to ourselves. So what if we were to causea scene and great embarrassment? Life is too short to keep upwith appearances all the time. In fact the more honest youare with your fears the less pressure you are subjectingyourself under and the more your panic attack symptoms willdissipate. Panic Attack SymptomsPassing Out in Public Panic attack symptoms often include lightheadiness whichinduces fears of passing out or fainting in public. The corefear of passing out in public is that we suddenly become sovulnerable especially if we are alone. Who will look afterus as we lie strewn across the sidewalk? We also dread thethought of passing out for fear that we may never wake butfall into a coma. Passing out is caused by a lack of bloodto the brain. When we faint the body falls to the groundand allows blood to be easily supplied to the brain whichis again another of the clever safety mechanisms of the body.Quite simply fainting during a panic attack is highly uncommondue to the amount of blood that is being circulated. Your heartis usually beating fast and there is little worry that the brainwould be short of fresh supply. The symptoms of dizziness oftenfelt during a panic attack is caused by increased respirationand while it may be confusing for the individual it is harmlessand does not lead to fainting. Heart AttacksThis fear really is a minefield and almost anyone who hassuffered from panic attack symptoms at some point will fearfor the health of their heart. Let us look at the facts ofheart disease and see how this differs from panic attacks. The major symptoms of heart disease are breathlessness and

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