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Is this normal for a panic attack?

by S
(Wilkes-Barre, PA)

recently, i had panic attack, where I thought a man was outside of my house stalking me and was going to kill me in my sleep. I stayed up for hours because I was so anxious about this. I was just wondering if this is a normal thing that comes with anxiety and panic attacks, because this has happened to me many times before.


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Hi
Where anxiety is involved I don't think there is such a thing an normal.

however from what you say this does sound rather extreme and probably has other deep rooted causes which cannot be covered here.

It may simply be a one off occurrence which may have been triggered by something which happen ed that day and that your subconscious interpreted as something else and once anxiety begins about something it can easily snowball.

However if this happens again or if you feel that your anxiety levels in general are on the increase I would advise speaking to your doctor about this. he will be better placed to get to the bottom of this anxiety and help you through it.

best wishes Kate

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