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Do You Show A Panic Attack Symptom?

By Carolyn Miller

Over four million Americans suffer from this disorder and yet many are still not very well aware about it. This disorder is what you call Panic attack; one among the many disorders that is dreaded so much. Sufferers of panic attacks say that it is like a life half lived due to the many things that will irritate you for sure when it occurs.

Medical books define panic attack as a “period of intense fear and discomfort”. We must remember here that fear is one thing and “intense fear” is another thing. Of course, discomfort is somehow related but it is another thing.

Everyday we have the sense of fear. We fear that it is going to rain or we fear that we might not catch the train on time. These are ordinary fears though. Panic attack deals with “intense fear” which is not really supposed to happen. There is no reason at all why you have to fear how much more why you have to feel “intense fear”.

Panic attack symptoms have a long list. It is good to know what panic attack is but it is better to know the symptoms of it. When you know the symptom of an illness, then you will see and at least have an idea whether you have it or not, or whether you show panic attack symptoms. To check these symptoms if it present in you, here are the top three panic attack symptoms that you must remember.

First is what they call the “racing heart”. It is obvious why they named it that way. If we liken it with cars, the beating of our hearts would be an ordinary family car. This is what is normal. When one’s heart is said to be a “racing heart”, then it would be a sports car. This is not normal unless there is a reason to beat fast. The justifiable reasons, as mentioned are accidents or calamities.

Second panic attack symptom is shortness of breath. Others are fond of calling this as having difficulty in breathing. Try to imagine going up a very high mountain where air is getting thinner and thinner. Or try to imagine your neck and the air passage in it being tied into a know and letting a very small amount of air pass through it. If you have asthma, imagination would not be a problem.

Number three (although not the last in medical books) is trembling coupled with sweating. You have to take note though that trembling here is uncontrollable. There are times that when we shake we can stop it but when panic attack happens and we shake, there is no stopping. Sweating is really uncontrollable. We cannot say that we sweat this much or that much but with panic attack, there is supposed to be no reason to sweat, you just sweat.

Check these symptoms if they are present in you. It is really good to know as early as possible if you might be a victim of panic attack because the earlier it is diagnosed and treated, it will of course be better.

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Miller, Carolyn "Do You Show A Panic Attack Symptom?." Do You Show A Panic Attack Symptom?. 22 Jun. 2010. 8 Aug 2014 <>.

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Miller, C (2010, June 22). Do You Show A Panic Attack Symptom?. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from

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Miller, Carolyn "Do You Show A Panic Attack Symptom?"

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