The author of Not Another Book Blogger has kindly shared with us her experience of having a panic attack.
All of a sudden a heat rises up in me.
My palms are sweaty and my skin prickles,
The little hairs on the back of my neck stick up.
My face flushes red hot,
My throat feels like it’s closing up,
I can’t breathe..
I can’t even swallow..
What’s happening to me?
Am I dying?
My heart pounds in my chest,
My head throbs,
My pulse is racing.
I feel like I’m going to be sick..
My knees get weak,
I can’t catch a breath.
Lights dance before my eyes,
Everything is black..
You can read the rest of the post from Sara, where she goes into more detail having a panic attack in public and what to do if you are with someone who has one.
If you need support please contact your GP or the Samaritans on 116 123.