Most people suffer from a little anxiety or panic in their lives from time to time. This is only natural, and it can boil down to a number of factors, such as with stress in the work place or personal relationships that can cause tension one’s life. Most of time this is only temporary. However, when this becomes out of control to the point where it is interfering with your life, it is something that you need to deal with.
Panic attacks can be extremely crippling. They can create a sense of fear, and over time, one may not even feel as if they are able to venture outside of the home in case one of these episodes are brought on. This can lead to other disorders, such as social anxiety and depression. One can never tell when they are going to strike. This is hugely problematic because you may be out with friends or in a supermarket when you start to panic.
Folks experience a variety of symptoms. Sometimes these are mild. However, a lot of the time you will find that the episodes will create a great sense of terror in life. Sometimes you will start to sweat, feeling dizzy at first. You will notice your hands begin to shake and it is common to hyperventilate with a racing heartbeat.
Over time, these attacks can become even worse. A lot of people feel as if they are going crazy and have no idea of what they are supposed to do. Chest pains can give you the feeling as if you are having a heart attack. You may find it difficult to breath.
These sensations are different for everyone. The length of time that it lasts can vary from a few minutes to an hour or two. Many people end up in hospital, thinking that they are having a heart attack. However, this is simply panic that they are suffering from. It can especially be confusing when you don’t know what is happening and you are unaware of these particular symptoms and signs which are taking over your life. It will begin to interfere with your performance in the work place. You will find that this is always on your mind and it can be a problem in the home environment causing complications with your relationships.
People are also affected by panic attacks at night. It can also lead to a great sense of fear, waking up in the middle of the night, sweating, not knowing where you are. It is also difficult to go back to sleep when you in this state of mind. This will also obviously interfere with your life because you find that are not able to concentrate the next day, suffering from insomnia. When this develops into a pattern, people are almost afraid of going to sleep at night.
If panic attacks are a problem in your life, it is important to talk to someone about this. You may find that there is an underlying reason for these episodes. You may be able to look at certain triggers so you know what to avoid. Unfortunately, there is no cure for these attacks. However, it can help to talk to someone, so that you have more control in your life. Panic attacks can also lead to depression, and this is not something that you are able to manage on your own.
This is why something like psychotherapy can be so helpful. There are also medications that one is able to experiment with. A lot of folk have benefited from anti-anxiety medications as well as antidepressants. For more information, contact New Life Hypnotherapy who will point you in the right direction.