What is a panic attack?
Nocturnal panic attacks generally occur when an individual is having a sudden sense of intense fear. Some say they feel like they are going to die. Others get frightened from the sense and believe they have a heart attack or are becoming insane. One of the main features of panic attacks is that the seizures come over and over again.
Panic attacks are apparently completely out of the blue or when you feel anxious in a situation. Gradually, fear can be linked to certain situations, for example. Talking to a meeting
You will usually have more symptoms during a panic attack. But you do not have to get all the symptoms of each attack. They can switch from one attack to the next. The symptoms of a panic attack are the same as those you feel in a scary situation in which you get scared.
In some people, the symptoms are triggered by deep and severe breathing. It is called hyperventilation. In other cases, it is the fear that triggers hyperventilation.
Panic attacks usually come quickly. The symptoms are thus often at its highest after a few minutes. The attacks typically last only a few minutes, although it feels much longer.
Many people who have a panic attack end up at the hospital. This is because you think it may be a heart attack, an asthma attack or another serious disease in your body. People who are not diagnosed with panic disorder typically come over and over again at the hospital or at the doctor’s office.
How is the diagnosis?
Often, sickness is so typical that the doctor can immediately diagnose the diagnosis. But sometimes your doctor takes blood tests and controls your heart with ECG. These are tests the doctor takes to exclude other diseases.
Your doctor will ask you if you are worried about getting new seizures because this is one of the important symptoms of the condition. If your doctor does not find anything else bodily wrong with you, you are very likely to have panic disorder.
If you are not treated for the anxiety, the condition may get worse. It is becoming increasingly difficult to perform everyday things, such as To shop in or take a bus and train. You can develop phobias where you are afraid of certain situations that you then try to avoid. This can lead to severe limitation of life.
What are the symptoms of nocturnal panic attacks?
Here are examples of symptoms you may experience during a panic attack:
Heart Bank. The heart beats very quickly and hard. Or you feel that the heart strikes irregularly. Because your brain thinks it’s a dangerous situation, the heart gets even faster and more powerful to send more blood to your muscles. This makes the muscles ready for action, ie. To solve the dangerous situation, for example By running away or beating.
Respiratory Disorders. One feels that you do not get enough air. You begin to breathe faster to get more oxygen into the bloodstream. The muscles need oxygen to work. One feels it is difficult to breathe and gasping for air. Because you hyperventilate, carbon dioxide is “vented” from the blood. This causes a number of new symptoms, including Dizziness and numbness of the fingers and around the mouth.
Chest pain. When breathing deep and fast (hyperventilating), the muscles in the chest wall will become tense and sore. This causes the chest to feel painful as if it is heavily on it.
The sweat. The body sweats to cool down. It is another way of getting ready for a strenuous effort, for example. To beat or run away.
Dizziness. One feels dizzy because hyperventilation exudes carbon dioxide as mentioned. It causes the vessels in the brain to contract. In a real battle situation, the muscles will develop new carbon dioxide so that the level in the body remains fairly normal.
Nausea sensation. This feeling is associated with the ventricular hernia caused by hyperventilation. The body automatically attenuates the activity of the digestive tract when there is anxiety. In this way, the muscles can get more energy. It leads to reduced salivary production, so you get dry in your mouth, feeling sick or feeling as if you have a lump in your throat.