I just woke up having a panic attack, this one had a particular symptom that I wanted to write about, and I am currently "recovering" before I go back to bed, so I thought I would make a post here.
Has anyone else experianced a sort of "temporary insanity" during a panic attack? I started having extremely strange dreams, I can't even fully understand or remember them right now, but I know they had some type of illogical and violent theme, and made no sense at all. I eventually half-woke up but still (willingly, I think) carried on the strange dream in my imagination. After a while I began to understand the dream less and less, until I experianced a weird moment where I felt as though I was "fighting" to stop the illogical dream/daydream by using logic. It felt as though there was another "part" of my mind trying to do the opposite. I became more confused than I ever have been before. It's as if my mind was split in two. I turned on the lights, and half of me didn't exacty know where I was, the other half (me) would mentally say something like "you moron, this is your room!", but it was still buried underneath confusion and feelings of doom.
I gradually got over it after a quick trip to the bathroom and back, and I couldn't even understand the weird dream/daydream that the other "part" of me thought was so important.
Has anyone else had any similar experiances? Could a panic attack "fight" your mind the way I have described, or cause any other psychological disturbance? Regardless of how bad panic attacks feel, I find them fascinating!