An anxiety attack is the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes and includes at least four of the following symptoms: Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or shaking. Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering.
CAUSES THAT TRIGGER ANXIETY ATTACK:
1) A sense of impending doom or danger :
You always have this intuition that something is going to go immensely wrong and your sixth sense is just signaling you that a bad fortune or an ill omen is about to fall from the skies.
2) Hot flashes :
You might have had a traumatic experience and having flashbacks is another factor that can trigger anxiety attacks because then the feeling nags at you that it can happen again or definitely will.
3) Rapid, pounding heart rate :
You start hyperventilating and your heart beats a mile per minute and it feels like it is just going to tear open your chest and come out. I only mean that metaphorically, folks!
4) Tightness in your throat :
You feel short of breath and it feels like someone is closing in upon your throat and you are just about to die because you cannot get enough of the oxygen around you.
SYMPTOMS OF AN ANXIETY ATTACK:
1) Feeling detached from reality :
There’s this awful feeling where you are not dead and you are not alive, you are just stuck in or suspended in a hollow space in between. It reminds me of The Fault in Our Stars if anyone knows what I mean.
2) Weak in the knees :
Your knees buckle beneath your weight and you are no longer able to stand on your very own two feet and then you collapse trying to get your shitty (excuse my language) lungs together. Also, your sweat glands work like they are mental.
3) Dizziness :
Sudden waves of dizziness just hit you out of the blue and it can be really dangerous in situations where you are at a crowdy place and fall in the way of something. That can be life-threatening.
4) Overwhelming fear :
Emotions come bursting out like a tsunami and they are uncontrollable in every sense of the word so your body goes into panic mode and it triggers the attack.
CURE FOR AN ANXIETY ATTACK
1) Calm down :
Just calm down a bit. Give your anxiety a rest and let it give you some. Manipulate your heart and brain into thinking that it’s okay and that you are going to be okay.
2) Meditate :
Yoga, meditation, solitude can be a great way of releasing stress but sometimes you don’t need to use it as an excuse for cutting people off. It is just for relaxing your mind.
3) Try preventing them :
yourself in a state whereupon anxiety attacks don’t even happen in the first place. It can help maintain your physical and mental health as well.
4) Therapy :
Therapy is not specifically going to the therapist. Therapy can be literally anything, listening to jazz, reading John Green, making pancakes, watching Netflix and literally anything at all.
Shoo away all your worries in the batter of pancakes, in the characters of the series, in the pages of the books and in the beat of the music. Goodnight folks……….or spoons (just kidding to cheer you up).