What is the feeling of anxiety?
According to Dr. Rameez Shaikh, of Mind & Mood Clinic, a private Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Clinic in Nagpur “ It’s entirely normal to experience occasional anxiety. Life can offer up stress enough from Work, school, relationships, finances, deadlines, uncertainties to occasionally churn stomach acids and render some sleepless nights. Occasional anxiety, however, is quite different from an anxiety or panic attack. Those who experience anxiety or panic attacks will tell you they are frightening, awful, and vivid during the episode.”
He further said that identifying anxiety attacks when they occur can be key in countering them. This can be done by Psychoeducation about the illness and identifying the triggering and physical symptoms of anxiety disorder.
7 Signs That May Occurs During Anxiety Episode
A racing heartbeat or palpitation is a common symptom associated with anxiety attacks. Most people will feel this pain or uncomfortable sensation in the chest area and have a feeling of impending doom.
2. SHORTNESS OF BREATH
If you realize you are panting or taking rapid, shallow breaths, this can be a sign you’re having an panic attack. You may feel the sensation of heavy weight or pressures on your chest or as if you cannot inhale to your full lung capacity.
Dr. Rameez Shaikh explains that if your are experiencing first two symptoms you may be able to counter the symptoms by employing some breathing exercises. Try concentrating on your breathing, listen to the air flowing in and out of your body. Deep inhale through your nose and slowly exhale out of your mouth. Perhaps you can even count—inhale, count to six, exhale. Relax your muscle and shoulder and Gently slow your breathing.
TIGHTNESS IN YOUR STOMACH
Anxiety disorder can give you a feeling of a fist or a ball in the pit of your stomach. This uncomfortable symptom of an anxiety or panic attack is physically the same thing which happens in an actual life-threatening situation, as fear provokes our bodies towards a fight-or-flight response to danger.
DIZZINESS, TINGLING, CHANGES IN BLOOD-PRESSURE
Many symptoms of an anxiety attack are due to an increase in pressure of blood. As a result, you may experience dizziness or a tingling sensation in your fingers, arms or legs.
FEELING LIKE YOU’RE LOSING GRIP AND CONTROL OF YOURSELF
Losing control or grip is something that many people experience at the onset of an anxiety attack.
If you experience any of these last three signs, in addition to deep breathing exercises you may find it helpful to ground yourself with your sense of touch. Rubbing something textured like carpet, wood , a stone with your hands, or perhaps caressing a pet can relieve some of panic symptoms.
CHILLS OR SWEATING
Getting the shivering or chills or the opposite, sweating in the hands, armpits or arms are signs you may be having a panic attack.
Muscular tightness in your neck, shoulders, and upper back can also be signs of having an anxiety attack. It’s not uncommon for people having an anxiety attack to end up in the emergency room I thinking they’re having a heart attack.
If you experience either of chills or sweating or muscle tension, in addition to breathing exercises and grounding yourself, you may try this little game to counter symptoms: spend a few moments concentrating on your immediate surroundings.
Five things that you can see
Four things you can touch
Three things you can hear
Two things you can smell
One thing you can taste
Seeking help and treatment
Do you recognize these signs and symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks in your life or in someone you love? At Mind & Mood Clinic, Nagpur we understand and we’re here to help. There is good news panic and anxiety attacks and their symptoms can be successfully treated with the right help, information, and support. With treatment, most of people get back to normal life.
Dr. Rameez Shaikh can help you with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat anxiety and panic disorder.
Let us help you take back your life. At Mind & Mood Clinic, our experienced Psychiatrist In Nagpur and staff strongly believe that faith-based treatment, encompassing spiritual, physical, and mental health, will provide you with the long-lasting knowledge and tool to find happiness and wholeness again.
Stop Suffering and Get help!
Dr. Rameez Shaikh (MBBS, MD, MIPS) is a consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist in Nagpur and works at Mind & Mood Clinic. He believes that faith-based treatment, encompassing spiritual, physical, and mental health, will provide you with the long-lasting knowledge and tool to find happiness and wholeness again. In his spare time, he’s an aspiring singer and writer.