One of the worst things about panic attacks is the intense fear that you’ll have another one. You may fear having panic attacks so much that you avoid certain situations where they may occur.
It’s a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions even when there is no real danger or apparent cause and it can be very frightening. It also affects your quality of life.
Symptoms can also resemble those of other serious health problems, such as a heart attack, so it’s important to get evaluated by your primary care provider if you aren’t sure what’s causing your symptoms. Psychotherapy and relaxation strategies are very effective in symptom management.