What is a panic attack? How long does panic attack last?

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As Im writing this, Im shivering, trembling, feeling weight down. My chest feels heavy and I have trouble breathing. My senses are all on alert and my freighten. Am I having a panic attack? How long does it last? I have a sharp pain in my head thats coming and going. I hate this feeling. Has anyone experience this.

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    Hi Ambnay, I feel for you have you not been for advice from your gp?
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    I suggest you see Ur Dr. Although some of your systems are a panick attack. U can't b sure. Try sitting with your arms on your thighs and feet flat on floor and supported backand take slow deep breaths if you have a unused clean paper bag breath into that. Try thinking of something nice. After doing all this if your still the same in 1/4 hr seek further help.


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    Im seeing my doctor this afternoon. Feel as if Im not going to make it till them. Thank you Tazjosie, I will try that.
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    Hi amb.......I too had a really big one yesterday after a gym session.

    Started with the fluttering in my chest and tickley cough and breathlessness, these are all things I feel when it's about to happen.

    I drove home fine, just about managing. Then when I got in the house I felt I was blacking out.

    I almost went to ER but i done deep breathing and said do your worst, and that always seems to helps.

    Afterwards I felt like I had been run over by a freight train.

    It is truly terrifying but you can overcome it.

    Best wishes


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    Hi Ambnay, some of your symptoms sound like a panic attack to me. The advice that Tazjosie has offered is good. Breathing in and out of a paper bag has a very calming effect. Like all the posts here I would suggest you see your GP as I believe you are suffering from anxiety and only your GP can really be of help. 
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