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Are my anxiety symptoms normal?

Hi everyone,

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?


3 Replies


Your symptoms are very normal love be reasured on that

Its not nice I no & so frightening , you think how can a panic attack make me feel this bad , must be something else ...but they do

Try & accept them when they come ....tell yourself here we go , come on then I no what you are & let them come & go ...the more we can stop fearing them the less control they have over us , its hard to do , but if you can change your way of thinking , which over time will come , it works

See it as an unwanted visitor & tell it to clear of lol

You are not alone love

Keep using the site & get support , things will start to get better , slowly , but they will





Thank you for your response and your advice, it always helps to hear that everything I'm feeling is normal. I hope that you are right and things do get better from here. I really am grateful for your response xx


Hello fellow sufferer,i had my first attack in the early hours of last Monday,woke up,couldnt breath,honestly thought it was the end.Guess what,im still here,tell yourself its not real,hard I know but I have started to laugh at my bad thoughts,it works to a point and gets me through.Try the breathing exercises,its hard at first but keep going,it works.


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