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All That You Should Know About Anxiety Attack

What is Anxiety Attack? I am sure most of you have heard about anxiety attacks but do we really know what it means. Is it the same as panic attacks? What are the symptoms and how do we overcome it?

Today I am sharing with you a GUEST POST by a dear friend of mine, Monidipa Dutta. She is a full-time blogger and a businesswoman with a Psychology background. Miss Monidipa has chosen to share with us about Anxiety Attack.

All That You Should Know About Anxiety Attack

All that you should know about Anxiety Attack

There is a huge misconception that panic attack and anxiety attack are the same. A panic attack is the sudden start of genuine fear or burden that accomplishes a best inside minutes and fuses no under four of the going with signs: Palpitations, pulsating heart, or animated heartbeat. Sweating. Trembling or shaking. Impressions of shortness of breath or covering. However, an Anxiety attack is generally identified with the expectation of an upsetting circumstance, experience, or occasion. It might come gradually.

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An anxiety attack can happen to anyone at any time and it can feel appalling, genuine, and startling. Since they can be weighty experiences, it can seem like uneasiness attacks that are out of our control.

Symptoms Of Anxiety Attack

There are many symptoms of an anxiety attack, like:

Derealization (feeling unbelievable, in a fantasy like a state),

Wooziness, discombobulation, instability,

Emotional distress,

Emotional upset,

A bunch in the stomach, tight stomach,

Queasiness,

Panicky inclination,

Hustling heart,

Sudden inclination to go to the restroom,

Heaving,

Want to cry badly,

A sentiment of overpowering apprehension

A feeling of going insane or losing control

Feeling you are in grave threat

Getting a feeling of fate and misery

A direness to get away

Tipsiness

Heart Palpitations

Trembling

Perspiring

Shortness of breath

Chest weight or torment

Turning pale

Feeling disconnected from the real world

Powerless in the knees

Hot and cool flushes

Deadness and shivering sensations.

High-Level Anxiety accompanied by extreme level stress may cause an anxiety attack. Though anxiety attacks are fearful you need not be afraid of it because they are not that harmful.

What Are The Ways To Stop Anxiety Attack

There are five ways to stop an anxiety attack, which are:

Don’t be afraid

Calm Down

Breath slow

Relax your body muscles

Divert yourself

What Are The Treatments For Anxiety Attack

For the treatment for an anxiety attack, you can either consult a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist. But blending both is better. In case the patient is not ready to visit and there are certain things which you can do:

Keep reassuring them completely. (It might be about anything that bothers them).

Keep them in the loop of your life.

You need to keep a check on what triggers their anxiety.

Just be there. (Doesn’t matter on call or in person if you are close to the patient just let your emotional support be there).

I have suggested these above 4 things from my personal experience. I am a severe anxiety prone person and I exactly know how terrible it feels. It doesn’t even take a second to have an anxiety attack. Maybe that is why I keep a distance from everyone. It kills when anyone walks away from you. Even a little change in the other person’s (who means something to you) behaviour affects a lot.

Take Care, Stay safe.


I am sure what Miss Monidipa has written above has answered most of your questions. Do check out her blog at With Love Moni for more posts on mental health.

On a personal note, I have experience anxiety attacks myself and it’s a terrible feeling. However, I have learned to calm myself down and to try to focus my mind on other things.

What do you think about anxiety attack? Do share your views in the comment section below.

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48 Comments

  1. I loved it. Thank you…

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thanks to you too. A great topic to share.

  2. Thank you for sharing this post. I’ve felt that chest heaviness you describe and it’s important to recognize what is going on. It can be very frightening when you aren’t sure what’s happening.

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are welcome Misty. Yes, it can be very frightening at the beginning especially when you are experiencing a few of its symptoms.

  3. Thank you for writing this. Mental health is a big concern today. These pointers are definitely helpful. You were very direct with your tips and stating the problem. Great and educational read!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Glad that you found this helpful. I do agree with you, mental health is a major concern these days.

  4. Anxiety attacks can be so severe and it starts shallowly especially as nervousness and distress. But I’ll agree that saying engaged helps to keep diverted thus calming down becomes easier.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, anxiety attacks can get very severe. That’s why it is very important to get help or treatment.

  5. Marjie Mare says:

    Thanks for sharing this information which I am confident will help a lot of people. It is very important to remain calm and validate their feelings.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, it’s always important to remain calm but usually, it can be so difficult to be calm. Especially if you don’t understand what is happening to yourself.

  6. Great post to share. I gained knowledge from you again.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Good to hear that.

  7. I have never suffered from an anxiety attack before but I know many people who have and still deal with it. Love the tips here.

    1. karenmonica says:

      That’s great. Yes, many people do suffer from anxiety attack these days.

  8. There are some good tips in here about anxiety attacks. I struggle with anxiety, but it stems from PTSD. So the coping mechanisms that I use are different as they generally focus on creating a sense of feeling safe.

    1. karenmonica says:

      As long as you have a way to cope with it that is good 🙂

  9. Nice topic. It’s nice to be aware of what you’re feeling. To differentiate between the two, to have knowledge on what is it!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, it is always very important to be aware of whatever that is going on within us.

  10. It is nice to know that you are aware about such thing like anxiety attack. Even I felt many times especially in a fantasy like state.These are really helpful.So, Thank You.

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are welcome, Aditya. Glad that you found this post to be helpful. It’s a good thing that Miss Monidipa has chosen to write about anxiety.

  11. Nathan says:

    Interesting read here is my opinion on this: If your thoughts focus on worrying and self-criticism, you’ll develop neural structures of anxiety and a negative sense of self.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Our thoughts do play a big part in everything but then again sometimes its what you go through life that causes these attacks too.

  12. Anxiety attacks can be awful to experience. In some cases the symptoms can imitate those of a heart attack which is frightening. Rescue remedy can help in some cases.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, it can be really very frightening especially when you don’t know what is going on inside of you.

  13. I’ve only had a couple of anxiety attacks, but they were NOT fun. That initial wooziness is my first ‘tell’, then the stomach knots, and the heart palpitations. Stress really affects the body heavily!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Sorry to hear that you had a couple of attacks too. Yes, stress can do a lot of damages to the body.

  14. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    This post came just in time. My friend’s daughter is going through a tough time because her boyfriend of 6 years left her for another woman. I will share this post with my friend so she can help her daughter recover.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Oh no, I am sure it’s a difficult moment for her now. I hope she will be strong enough to move on soon.

  15. Great post! I have really bad anxiety, and I will make myself sick sometimes from it!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am sorry to hear that Jana. I understand how bad anxiety can get. Do get help if it’s often making you sick.

  16. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I had bouts of anxiety last September when serious illness affected two family members at the same time. I had palpitations and I was “not myself,” which means I lost my way home three times. And to think those roads are the ones I pass through everyday. Anxiety is not an easy thing to deal with and I am at least glad that the symptoms have somewhat subsided for me.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am so sorry to hear about it, Kristine. It must have been a very difficult time for you. Anxiety usually happens when unwanted incidents take place in our lives. Anyway, I am happy to hear that you have managed to deal with it and the symptoms have subsided.

  17. I am glad when I see posts on this subjects. Most people don`t even realise that panic attacks exist. You will often hear them, “There is no such thing as a panic attack”. Little do they know.

    1. karenmonica says:

      For the ones that have not experienced those kinds of attacks, they will say it’s nonsense. But the ones that have gone through it will know how real it is and how difficult it can get to deal with panic attacks and anxiety attacks.

  18. This is a great post and I appreciate you sharing. My father in law suffers from anxiety attacks and I know that it has had a toll on him. He has had some severe ones in the past and is doing better now thank goodness. This is a great post for anyone as so many have anxiety issues. Thanks for sharing!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am sorry to hear that Melissa. I hope your father in law is coping much better now. A severe anxiety attack is something very difficult to deal with.

  19. Keeping track of the triggers is so very important. It’s not only good to help with a list of things to avoid. But it also could help direct therapy more if you can talk through some of the issues surrounding those triggers and make them less likely to trigger you in the future.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, I agree with you, David. It is important to notice the cause of those attacks. Speaking to a therapist is important especially if one is having trouble to cope with such attacks.

  20. I have had both anxiety and panic attacks. Although they can be scary, once I knew what they were I was able to get through them much easier. For both I do slow steady breathing and keep telling myself that I’m okay and it will pass shortly. I know everyone is different, but this seems to work for me.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am sorry to hear that you had to go through both. Dealing with one of these attacks are already difficult. Glad that you have found a way to cope with both. I have noticed that slow steady breathing does help too. And while focusing on my breathing, I keep reminding myself that I will be ok.

  21. I think that this is a very informative post! Anxiety attacks are absolutely no joke and can be debilitating.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Exactly, Gill, an anxiety attack is a very serious thing.

  22. Thanks for the symptoms of an anxiety attack. I never had one but know friends who have. This will help me to help them better!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I hope you can share this and help your friends to deal with it 🙂

  23. Yup, I’ve definitely felt some of these, and they aren’t fun.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Definitely not fun at all 🙁

  24. I couldn’t help but comment. Recently, I found out that my first cousin’s wife was under depression. Her daughter told me the reason was the death of my cousin. But, as the story goes on, I feel it was anxiety and fear. “If my cousin dies, she doesn’t know what to do. No one to turn to echetera…” I guess, these might be her thoughts running into her mind. She has no job and has 2 children. If only I am near, I can do something about it. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am sorry to hear about your cousin. It’s never easy to lose someone in our life. Everything change completely. Changes like that can trigger anxiety attacks. But she is lucky to have you. I am sure you will at least lend a ear to listen to her fears.

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