Updated: Jun 30, 2019
Anytime, day or night, anxiety can attack. Sometimes it can even wake people out of a dead sleep. Often times people feel like the anxiety attack is a heart attack or that they are going crazy. Common symptoms include:
-Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy
-Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers
-Sense of terror, or impending doom or death
-Feeling sweaty or having chills
-Feeling a loss of control
Most of the time these intense attacks last for a brief period of time. If you notice yourself having anxiety and panic attacks, a trained therapist can help you learn how to manage your attacks.
So, what do you do when anxiety attacks?
1. Focus on your breathing
2. Notice 5 things you see, 4 things you hear, 3 things you can touch, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can taste
3. Take a cool shower
4. Get a drink of water
5. Go for a walk
6. Talk to someone close to you
7. Write down what triggered the attack