I just want to know if people get the same as me when an attack comes on and what people find the best things to do are. I got my first anxiety attack 3 weeks ago and went quickly to the doctors for tablets and am also going to hypnotherapy sessions. I'm having a bad day today, my heart is pounding, and I when an attack comes on I get horrible uncontrollable shakes and my chest gets very tight. I get terribly frightened and do not feel in control of anything. Can I ask what advice people can give to help me 'calm' myself during and after an attack? And to just confirm whether my symptoms are normal?