Exhausted after panic attacks

Hello all, hope your doing well and having a great weekend. It appears as though my anxiety level is subsiding. I don't know if it is the Meds or just going away on its own. My question is after having severe panic attacks for awhile caused from stress, worrying and weight loss is normal to feel exhausted? Hope you have good and safe week end.

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  • Hi Hawaii,

    It is perfectly normal to feel exhausted. Our bodies are fighting this anxiety. I go from sleeping a little, to sleeping for 10 hours after an anxiety attack.

    I hope you feel better soon. Eunice x

  • Hello Hawaii,

    I think it is normal. I always feel exhausted after a panic attack. After all, everything in your body (e.g. breathing, heart rate) goes faster so I think this is tiresome for your body, it's kind of like running!

    Also emotions can be exhausting. Not just fear, but I at least also feel very tired if I have been very sad and cried a lot.

    I would say: give your body the rest it asks for.

    All the best,


  • Hi Hawaii,I had a massive panic attack yesterday,getting over it now thankfully,but I'm so tired,slept reasonably well last night.Now I've come back to bed I'm still worn out.Hope your feeling better soon xxxx

  • Hi!

    It takes me a day or two to recover. :(

    Just want to sleep and my chest will feel sore.

    Weakness, for me tge doc said normal

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  • Yep. Panic attacks and anxiety in general can exhaust someone more than a marathon. Not easy worrying about every little detail, and your body pays the price most of the time.

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