I reblog this everytime it’s on my dash. A lot of people think an anxiety attack is always hyperventilating and freaking out. I don’t know how it is for everybody but I can have anxiety attacks where I just feel like I’m not breathing enough even though I am and start getting sweaty, heart races and sudden urge to escape no matter what I’m doing. Most don’t think that’s an “attack” but until you’ve felt it you don’t know how claustrophobic it actually makes you feel.
Very true. A lot of people think that because it doesn’t look so bad as an external observer, it’s something you can just “get over”.
Everything above describes how I feel. I feel like I can’t breathe, like my throat is closing up, and my fingers get numb and I feel sick.
It’s just as real as a flu bug or more “physical” sicknesses like that.