Day after a panic attack?

Hi everyone!

I was just wondering how people generally feel after a panic attack. I had a panic attack last night. Not a hugely bad one, but bad enough. Today I feel quite tired and very, very spaced out. By that I mean foggy sort of headed, woozy when I walk, I cant concentrate or focus on anything well.. even crossing the road and focusing on cars was a challenge. Is this kind of feeling normal after a panic attack?

I live in hope that one day I will have a full understanding of this anxiety malarky!

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  • Hello! This is very similar to how I feel before and after a panic attack. I had one last night too, and today I'm feeling exactly the same - lightheaded, 'fuzzy head', dizziness, unable to concentrate. As unpleasant as it is, I find the best thing to do is to simply distract yourself. Tell yourself that it's just anxiety and accept how you feel, then try to focus on other things: talk to other people, make a phone call, clean your room/house. It may not get rid of the symptoms properly, but if you stop 'tensing' against them and stop trying to force yourself to feel normal then they should start to fade.

    Keep yourself positive, look on the bright side, the feelings will go eventually! A positive mind can make you feel so much better!

  • Exhausted and must rest without feeling guilty

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