"You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you"
Panic attacks can be experienced as if you were having a heart attack. It is always recommended to have health checks done to rule out any heart condition. Panic attacks are accompanied by physical symptoms of anxiety such as: heart palpitations, feeling of chocking; difficulties breathing; sweating; hot flushes; etc. Most people who experience panic attacks will develop intense fear of losing control and having further panic attacks in front of others resulting in avoiding social situations and their general life can be impacted by these disorder. Approximately 5% of the population will experience a panic attack at some time in their life.
Panic attacks can take control of your life and it is crucial to seek help from an experienced psychologist to learn to manage your symptoms and to develop skills for recovery.
Don't panic if you have a panic attack