Hey all, I was wondering something.
Can the symptoms of a panic attack change over time?
Thing is, I remember when I was 14-15 years old that I used to shake like crazy, sweat a lot, hyperventilate, felt my heart racing and felt very faint and dizzy while having one. I don't quite recall the sense of doom or the feeling I was dying though, but I was certainly freaking out.
I'm 23 now, and I've been having them again recently. However, they felt different. For instance, I no longer hyperventilate, sweat (aside from sweaty palms) or shake heavily while experiencing one. The faintness, sense of doom, the feeling I'm dying and racing heart etc. remain still. I can only explain the no longer hyperventilating part since I can think clearly enough to tell myself to keep breathing normally while having an attack.
Quite frankly I'm getting worried about the fact that my panic attack symptoms seem to have changed. Even after the doctor did a checkup twice and said I was fine, I keep wondering if it can happen that the symptoms that show up are different.