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kitkat2

690d

What kind of symptoms do y’all have when having an anxiety attack?

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    • KittyKatKuo

      56d

      For silent or quiet episodes I shallow breathe, disassociate or stare off into space, go very still as if frozen, can answer basic questions but usually have only one or two word answers. When having a more obvious attack my heart races hard, I start hyperventilating or breathing very oddly/hard, I no longer have logic and have thought tunnel vision so to say, I pace at times, others I talk very fast, alot of time I don't remember what happened or what was said, I can strike out verbally, freeze up when it takes over so I tend to lay down, major staring off into space, I can lose a day or more in memory. After a attack that's more explosive I then feel major fatigue, depression gets much worse, and takes days if not weeks to feel relatively normal again.

    • KittyKatKuo

      56d

      For silent or quiet episodes I shallow breathe, disassociate or stare off into space, go very still as if frozen, can answer basic questions but usually have only one or two word answers. When having a more obvious attack my heart races hard, I start hyperventilating or breathing very oddly/hard, I no longer have logic and have thought tunnel vision so to say, I pace at times, others I talk very fast, alot of time I don't remember what happened or what was said, I can strike out verbally, freeze up when it takes over so I tend to lay down, major staring off into space, I can lose a day or more in memory. After a attack that's more explosive I then feel major fatigue, depression gets much worse, and takes days if not weeks to feel relatively normal again.

    • Jelly_JellyFish

      57d

      Jitteriness, shaking, lack of feeling grounded, crying, loosing control of breath, worsening of visual snow syndrome, panic attacks, fast heart beat, shaking, self soothing behavior, disassociation, overstimulation with ADHD symptoms, stress

    • sam_rainbows1

      58d

      I disassociate and cry mostly. Also I have heightened senses so noises are louder smells are awful and lights are brighter. If it happens in public I also become extremely afraid. And because of my PTSD I sometimes flash back to when I used to get beaten for crying uncontrollably. I didn't actually learn that these symptoms were a panic attack until I was 18.

    • Taum

      58d

      Really bad chest pain, I have trouble breathing

    • holywah

      59d

      Nausea, complete loss of appetite, fast heartbeat

    • PinkFlamingo

      60d

      Definately shallow breaths, hyperventilating, crying, pretty intensley acute. 😥

    • Zebrapotato37659

      60d

      Feeling like I’m suffocating

    • Bre19

      60d

      Shaking

    • Bre19

      60d

      Can't move or talk

    • Bre19

      60d

      Racing thoughts

    • Bre19

      60d

      Sweaty hands

    • Bre19

      60d

      Heart racing

    • mizzcali19

      212d

      How are you doing?

    • Ally131

      677d

      ❤️

    • chronicallyem

      689d

      Heart palpitations, lightheadedness/vertigo, nausea, sweating, disassociation, irritability, and overall weakness- I'm sure I'm forgetting some 😅

      • Ash.G

        57d

        @chronicallyem I got most of those too. Though the dizziness is what I call vertigo because I sometimes get it mixed up with vitiligo. I also feel like passing out though.

      • mizzcali19

        61d

        @chronicallyem are you still going through it

    • SpacePrincess76

      690d

      I definitely tend to get more irritated when I’m having a panic attack because most times I don’t realize I’m having a panic attack until it starts happening. Usually just very irritable and upset and shut down very easily.

    • anemone

      690d

      racing thoughts/spirals, cold sweat, terror, aggression. i tend to scream a little most times because i end up pushing myself too hard. other times i freeze and shut down. in only the most severe ones (like when something actually awful has happened rather than just a regular stress overload) i tremble and weep. i also have borderline (and tentatively asd) and have testosterone body though so mine might be a bit more... outwardly intense than most people with anxiety alone? i didnt used to do that though - before testosterone i would cry a lot more often in an anxious meltdown and i was more likely to go mute in a shutdown.

    • benjamin0000

      690d

      thought spirals, heart racing, more sweat than usual, shaky hands

    • darkdoula1972

      690d

      My thoughts race...my chest hurts .I breathe quickly. I feel very scared for no real reason . I just want to cry a river

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