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Panic attack symptoms

Awesomelorenzo Community member Posts: 114 Connected
Does anyone else get the following symptoms?
Throat closing up
Feeling cold.
I want to make sure this is a panic attack and not something serious i'm ignoring.


  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,677 Disability Gamechanger
    Feeling cold is odd, I tend to get get really hot myself.  Uncontrollable shakes/shivers and throat closing up are fairly standard panic symptoms though which I experience on a near daily basis myself now.

    I guess one way to know if it's a panic attack is the circumstance in which it's occurring...is it just after an anxiety trigger or happening totally out of the blue for example?

    Usual disclaimer that you should talk to your GP about any new symptoms...though we all know they'll just write it off as anxiety in the first instance anyway.  :#
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,131 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Awesomelorenzo - as mentioned above, this is something best discussed with your GP; they will be able to work out whether your symptoms may be due to panic attacks, or not.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,504 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2021
    Mind do list feeling very hot or very cold as possible symptoms of having a panic attack, so it's not impossible @Awesomelorenzo. As the others have said, it's worth going to see your GP to get it checked out either way. Is your GP aware that you experience panic attacks, if this is something you've experienced before? 
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