What does a panic attack feel like?

What does a panic attack feel like?

It feels like anxiety magnified to an unbearable level.

It feels like a fire is burning in your chest suffocating you from the inside out.

It feels like you can’t breathe.

It feels like you are going to pass out.

It feels like you are dying.

It feels like fear.

It feels like you are going to have a heart attack even though you don’t know what a heart attack feels like.

It feels like your body is no longer under your control; it has turned against you.

It feels like you want to leave your body but you’re trapped.

It feels like shallow breathing when your lungs are screaming for air.

It feels like the entire universe is falling apart and there is nothing you can do to stop it.

It feels like everyone is watching you but nobody can save you.

It feels like you are going crazy.

It feels like it will never end.

It feels like fight or flight.

It feels like you are running through a forest that doesn’t exist to escape a tiger that doesn’t exist.

It feels like life or death.

It feels like dizziness.

It feels like dread.

It feels like your body is burning hot.

It feels like uncontrollable shaking.

It feels like you have fallen into a black hole and nobody will ever find you and pull you back to safety.

It feels like there is something wrong with you.

It feels like you cannot save yourself.

It feels like a panic attack.

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