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Grace_

923d

Does having anxiety automatically mean you have panic attacks? I’ve been researching them, but never had one before

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    • quartzy

      921d

      It might be terrible to compare this to a heart attack because it can feel like you're having one

    • Ellammk

      921d

      I’ve had anxiety since I was a kid & I only recently started getting panic attacks

    • Chrysanthemumbee

      921d

      No it doesn’t actually. And also consider whether you are having anxiety attacks or panic attacks. Anxiety attacks stem from an anxiety trigger while panic attacks will seemingly come out of nowhere.

    • Lovebug1881

      921d

      No. I had my first one in middle school but I have one every now and then but if I have a panic attack now I get right on the edge of having one but I’m better at grounding myself through breathing exercises now.

    • Tenny820

      921d

      It's something that depends on person to person. I, myself, have anxiety, and get panic attacks. It really does different person to person.

    • quartzy

      921d

      It might be terrible to compare this to a heart attack because it can feel like you're having one

    • quartzy

      921d

      I'm also not a professional but personally panic attacks feel more episodic. If it's a more consistent thing, it could just be symptoms of anxiety. A panic attack is an episode kinda more like a heart attack. You might have heart problems and symptoms constantly but an actual heart attack doesn't happen as often.

    • Grace_

      923d

      Ok, thank you so much for answering my questions 🤗

    • SoraSora

      923d

      I am not a licensed professional just want to preface this with that— but that could just be a general anxiety symptom and not necessarily mean a panic attack. I think panic attacks also come with that feeling of loss of control etc.

    • Grace_

      923d

      I have one more question: You mentioned a fast heart rate. Most days my heart beats fasts without a reason and my hands get sweaty. Is that a panic attack or no?

    • Grace_

      923d

      Thanks

    • SoraSora

      923d

      Everyone is different but for me I get light headed, weak, nauseous, fast heartrate, short of breath and dizzy. A lot of people get like heart palpitations and sweaty palms and stuff. I think it manifests differently in everyone but mine always seems a sense of being “out of control” and I feel like it’s never going to end. I’ve had this my whole life and I am 28 now so I am able to manage it a lot better now but it can be scary. I used to vomit a lot when I was younger because of them but thankfully I am able to calm myself now. I’m sorry you’re dealing with anxiety. Panic attacks or not, it sucks and can be draining :(

    • Grace_

      923d

      Oh, I didn’t know that. How do you know if you’re having one?

    • SoraSora

      923d

      Nope! There are also different kinds of anxiety. You can have anxiety and not have panic attacks though. I get them daily/almost hourly, but some people have anxiety and don’t get them at all.

    • Miso

      923d

      No I don’t have many panic attacks and have bad anxiety

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