Do you ever get the feeling, like Chicken Little, that the sky is falling and there’s no way to survive? Or maybe you feel a recurring feeling of choking, chest pain, or shortness of breath that comes out of nowhere and goes away just as suddenly. When it comes to panic attacks, you may not even realize that’s what you’re experiencing until you’re in the ER waiting to be seen for symptoms that have gone away and left little or no trace.
Panic Attacks are very real, but the symptoms can vary from person to person. For some, they may feel as overwhelming and painful as a heart attack, while for others it could feel more like an asthma attack. No matter what your symptoms, panic attacks can be a sign of related problems, so it’s important to see a psychologist and begin treatment because, even if your symptoms are mild, they can lead to other health problems as time continues. But how do you know what you’re experiencing is a panic attack? Read on for panic attack basics and what you can do about them.