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    Is this a panic attack?

    Last week I was feeling really anxious and started to get the internal shakes - definitely anxiety!
    Then about half hour later I suddenly started shivering and couldn’t get warm. I went to bed and felt really unwell - tension headache, all my body felt hot like I had a fever but my feet were so cold. It was almost like I was coming down with the flu.
    The next morning I woke and just felt groggy and not quite right. I had a horrible taste in my mouths all day.

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    Re: Is this a panic attack?

    Sounds like anxiety and not a panic attack as such. You would know if you were having a panic attack as they are awful!
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    Re: Is this a panic attack?

    Like Nicola says, you'd know if it was a panic attack...
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    Re: Is this a panic attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by nomorepanic View Post
    Sounds like anxiety and not a panic attack as such. You would know if you were having a panic attack as they are awful!
    My mom shivers too whenever she overthinks and fear floods her. So this is anxiety and not panic attack?

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    Re: Is this a panic attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by meltedchic View Post
    My mom shivers too whenever she overthinks and fear floods her. So this is anxiety and not panic attack?
    Sounds that way, yeah. A panic attack is usually rather intense, and peaks around 10-15 minutes after onset, may last 30min or several hours in total. Chronic anxiety, on the other hand, is not a moment but an extended state of being - well - anxious. And being anxious over an extended period causes many symptoms, including what you've been dealing with.

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