Symptoms of a panic attack
Suddenly your heart beats fast, like a drum; it’s difficult to breath and you have air hunger. Your stomach hurts, like if someone punched it. Your head is spinning, the world around you or your body seem suddenly unreal, weird.
You feel an intense fear or anxiety, that is increasingly worsening moment by moment. You are worried about going crazy, losing control or that something really bad could happen, maybe you are even afraid that you could die and you feel the sudden impulse to go out, breath new air.
After about ten minutes, everything goes back to normal. But worries about what has just happened still remain: did I have a heart attack? Am I getting crazy? Will this happen again?