Am I having a panic attack?

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Are you currently experiencing an intense period of fear, discomfort or terror? 

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms, which appeared to come on “out of the blue”?:

-Palpitations or accelerated heart rate 
-Sweating 
-Shaking or trembling
-Sensations of shortness of breath 
-Feelings of choking 
-Chest pain 
-Feeling dizzy, lightheaded or faint 
-Numbness or tingling 
-Chills or hot flashes 
-Feelings of unreality or feelings of not really being there 
-Fear of losing control or going crazy 
-Fear of dying 
 

If you answered yes to four or more of these symptoms, you may be experiencing a Panic Attack.

If you are having a panic attack, this is simply a false alarm going off in your brain and while the sensations are uncomfortable, they are not dangerous.  A panic attack will always pass on its own.  All you need to do is let go of the fight with anxiety.  Let the panic wash over you like a wave and this moment will soon fade into the next.  You are safe and sound.