A panic attack happens when your body experiences a sudden onset of intense symptoms. These symptoms are both psychological and physiological in nature. Usually, an attack will begin with a sudden feeling of intense fear or panic. This is then generally followed by physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, nausea and sweating.
Feeling like this is understandably overwhelming and those who experience it often over-breathe (hyperventilate). Overbreathing in this way can then lead to more unwanted symptoms, making matters worse.
A typical panic attack lasts between five and 10 minutes, but they can come in waves for up to two hours. They tend to end as quickly as they begin and, even though it may not feel like it, they aren’t harmful.
When you first experience a panic attack, it can be easily confused with breathing problems or a heart attack. If you want to know more about how Hypnotherapy can help you with your panic attacks contact me and lets work together to get you through this.