Steps 2 Wellbeing

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Panic

Panic attacks can feel overwhelming and uncontrollable, and be extremely scary for those experiencing them. During a panic attack you experience an intense rush of mental and physical symptoms- sometimes leading people to fear that they may be having a heart attack, be about to pass out or lose control, or even that they might die. However these concerns often make the panic attack worse. Panic attacks can also cause people to feel a sense of detachment from their surroundings.

Physical symptoms of a panic attack can include:

  • a sensation that your heart is beating irregularly

  • sweating

  • trembling

  • shortness of breath

  • a choking sensation

  • chest pain

  • tingling or numbness in your limbs or face

  • ringing in your ears

  • feeling nauseated

It is no wonder that we might start to avoid the things that make us anxious so that we do not have to experience these uncomfortable symptoms. However it doesn't have to continue. Steps2Wellbeing can offer support and effective treatment to help you manage your anxiety and improve your quality of life.