Panic Attack Symptoms in Women

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Panic attack symptoms in women are just as mind blowing as they are in men.

In fact there doesn’t seem to be any difference between the manifestation of panic disorders in women and men at all.

The bad news for you ladies is that even though the symptoms are the same, twice as many women as men will suffer from panic attacks.

And, nobody really knows why?

Women, like men, will usually start having to deal with chronic anxiety and panic attacks in their early adult years.

The symptoms can come, and build so slowly over time that you come to think “this is just the way I am”.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Anxiety and panic attacks are not the way you are

Symptoms always mean the same thing – that there is some underlying issue causing problems.

If you are having anxiety and panic attacks in your life there is something going on in the background of your subconscious that needs to be addressed and cured, or stopped.

Long standing research shows that most people deal with the problem of chronic anxiety for years before they do something about it.

For one thing it seems so personal and mysterious that it’s hard to bring your self to speak to anyone about the problem

And oftentimes the symptoms are so confusing that unless you have heard someone else describe them, or read about them, you do your best to attribute them to other things going on in your life.

Your first step should be to acknowledge that the problem is real, and is stealing precious moments of your life.

What Are Symptoms Of A Panic Attack

Whether you are a man or woman, panic attacks seem to manifest themselves with one or more of the following symptoms: (usually several of these will occur at the same time)

  • Racing heart beat
  • Sweating for no reason
  • Short of breath
  • Chest pains
  • A feeling of choking
  • Sudden nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Either chills or hot flashes
  • A sensation that you could be dying
  • Feeling like you are withdrawing or detaching from your body and surroundings

You probably won’t begin to experience one of these symptoms and then think there may be a panic attack on the way.

What generally happens is that you will find yourself suddenly, and for no apparent reason, with more than one of these happening to you at the same time.

Unless you are learning what should you do during a panic attack, you won’t be consciously taking stock of the symptoms as they happen.

You will be panicking.

The attacks may come when you are in the middle of the happiest occasion of your life.  You will hardly ever be able to predict their arrival.

Something you were thinking about consciously or unconsciously, or some smell, or sight, or any of the other senses we have, suddenly trigger the brain to remember some time in the past that you were afraid.

Maybe from as far back as your early childhood?

All of a sudden,  without your consent, your brain thinks it’s doing something to save your life.

What it is really doing is sending waves of  high anxiety and panic over you for no apparent reason.

The many panic attacks that I experienced never gave me any kind of signal that they were coming.  Day or night, awake or asleep, they would just suddenly consume me.

I didn’t know what they were, but they were taking over my life and slowly changing who I was.

What is a Panic Attack?

The symptoms that are occurring during these attacks are happening because one part of your brain is signaling to another part that there is eminent danger.

The fight or flight syndrome has well served women and men alike since the beginning of time.

If danger is really eminent,  then it’s a good thing that my body is gearing up to the highest states of preparedness to run or fight.

The symptoms are designed to immediately get your body ready for action.

Your brain is telling your body to quicken your heart beat.  Start taking short and rapid breaths.  Be on the highest alert.

The problem occurs because you have never explained to your brain that the fears it is addressing are no longer threats to you.

They aren’t real anymore.

But the symptoms are.

What Causes Panic Attacks For No Reason?

Because it your subconscious, and not your conscious mind causing all of this commotion chances are good that you will never know the exact reasons.

The most important thing to know is that there are medicines, therapy, and real cures for anxiety that never require you to know the whys of the problem.

This short and to the point definition explains why:

A very powerful and unexplained sense of terror that completely overwhelms you.

Unexplained is the key word in that sentence.

If something is happening at the moment that is real and terrifying, your body and mind should go into the panic mode.

But when you’re dealing with panic disorder, there is no real or explainable danger to face.

The danger is only something that your brain has suddenly remembered from the past and is now taking action to save your life.

The attacks and the symptoms are traumatic experiences, but when they are over you are left to wonder what just happened to me?

How To Stop Panic Attacks

There is really no reason for you to endure the symptoms of panic attacks.

Any Doctor of Medicine can prescribe you medication to help.  But the problem with taking medication for anxiety and panic symptoms is that they only mask the problem.

My experience matches most others, in that with mind altering medications the symptoms are still there, you just don’t care.

Most people only take medicine for panic intermittently because they don’t like the side affects.

The same doctors can usually get you involved in some sort of cognitive therapy to cure the problem, but this is really not getting to the root of what is causing apprehension and panic.

Myself, and thousands upon thousands of other people around the globe have found the best and permanent cures for the symptoms of panic attacks to be learning how to simply face the demon.

Panic Away has helped thousands upon thousands of people just like yourself and me learn how simple it is to dismiss attacks from your life.

The fact is that we are not talking about a huge amount of money to invest in something that can save you from years of ongoing anguish by teaching you how to dismiss anxiety and panic from your life.

So, no matter which avenue you choose to cure anxiety and panic attacks,  it will be a very small investment in your happiness,  and the peace of those around you,  as you learn simply and quickly how to remove the symptoms of panic attacks from your life.

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