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Anxiety Attacks: Symptoms And Risks

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Anxiety attacks, also known as panic attacks, can be frightening and, in some cases, debilitating. They can strike while you’re outside, walking down a perfectly familiar street. They can strike when you’re at the grocery store, or driving in your car.

Anxiety attack symptoms can make you feel you’re going crazy or “freaking out.” In fact, what is happening is that you’re having a “fight or flight” reaction, where your nervous system wants to either run away or lash out.

These anxiety attack symptoms can include the following:

• Surge of overwhelming panic
• Feeling “unreal” or detached from everything
• Feeling like you’re “going crazy”
• Heart palpitations
• Trembling, shaking
• Stomach cramps, nausea
• Hot flashes
• Chills
• Losing control
• Overwhelming panic
• Trouble breathing/choking
• Feeling you may pass out
• Heart palpitations
• Trembling, shaking
• Stomach cramps, nausea
• Hot flashes
• Chills
• Losing control

Fortunately, panic attacks are treatable. Many people who get help are able to reduce or completely eliminate attacks.

http://www.empowher.com/anxiety/content/anxiety-attacks-and-their-symptoms

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Anxiety attack symptoms are awful, intense, and threatening. But they aren’t harmful and generally pass when the body calms down. And yes, they can range in number, intensity, and frequency, with each person experiencing a unique set of anxiety attack symptoms.

March 31, 2013 - 5:57am
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