Panic attacks affect many people in many different ways, but there is usually a sudden, frightening feeling that something really awful is about to happen, with strong physical symptoms. This can cause people to feel that something more serious, such as a heart attack is happening.
As the feelings are unexpected, strong and often very physical, they can feel extremely frightening. Panic attacks are very common. They are not dangerous and are not a sign of serious mental or physcal illness.
But we can help you, and there's lots you can do to help yourself. Take a look at some of the resources below.