Anxiety and panic

From that Anxiety/Panic website I found earlier…

The most essential thing to learn about panic is the experience of panic itself. Once it happens, a person’s life changes dramatically. A panic attack brings on the fastest and most complex changes known in the human body. It is experienced as overwhelming, uncontrollable dread, as if one is terribly ill, about to die or lose one’s mind. It drastically changes the the functioning of major glands, heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, eyes, and the largest muscle groups. Even violent poisons or traumatic injuries have less effect. A cascade of stimulants and hormones – adrenaline, epinephrine, glycogen, cortical, norepinephrine, among others – flood all the cells of the body via the bloodstream. The impulse is to run, get out, or hide.

Does that explain this feeling of being on the edge I’ve been having so much lately? Like I’m about to lose complete control over everything? The shakiness, the desire to just run away and get out for no apparent reason?

Like I need anything else to be wrong with me…

1 Comment

  • bob

    November 21, 2000 at 1:39 pm

    panic attack

    those are scary, the stress and stuff you might feel can cause them

    i have been known to have them… only one time it was really serious, and it did change things