7 Signs You're Having a Panic Attack to Look out for ...


I was sitting in the cafeteria at college one evening when I looked across the table at my roommate and told her I felt the signs you’re having a panic attack getting stronger and stronger. I had a limited history of panic attacks at the time, but as anyone with anxiety will tell you, the more you have them, the more likely you are to have them. It’s a vicious cycle but it doesn’t have to be debilitating. It’s important to learn the signs you’re having a panic attack for your own well-being and that of those around you.

1. Overwhelming Panic

A common sign you’re having a panic attack is a sudden onset of overwhelming panic. For me, my world froze in that cafeteria as the worries set in. It didn’t matter what was racing through my mind per se but rather the extent to which it overtook me. It was as if I was looking through sunglasses and my world was tinted with fear by the lenses. When you feel overwhelming panic like this, it’s important to remind yourself that it will be okay, that this feeling will pass. Come up with a mantra that works for you and keep saying it to keep you grounded until the attack subsides.

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