Panic Attack Burning Sensation
A panic attack affects people differently. During a panic attack burning sensation, hot flashes, feeling cold and tingly can all be experienced. There are many feelings that can occur.
Sometimes, you may notice bright red skin during a panic attack. On a personal level, I have experienced my ears (mostly one ear!) feel very hot. On inspection, it was much redder than the other ear.
Some Panic Attack Sensations You Might Experience
Spontaneous panic attacks can bring about sensations at both ends of the spectrum. You can either feel very hot or cold. It can start at the middle of the chest and spread throughout your body.
Whatever feelings you go through, nothing is set in stone. You may experience sensations gradually, or they may quickly engulf you. Sometimes, you may feel your vision darkening, sometimes it may seem cloudy.
You might feel a little lightheaded with a burning sensation in parts of your head or ears, sometimes just on one side. You may also experience the exact opposite of what you're normally used to (hot one time, cold on another occasion).
You may also feel tingly, numb or feel some force or energy overwhelming you, perhaps moving towards your eyes and head, causing pressure. These feelings can be extremely frightening.
Focus On Breathing
The best thing you can do for calming panic attacks is to concentrate on your breathing. If a panic attack is happening, then this would be the way to go.
Breathe in slowly through your nose and exhale slowly through pursed lips. All the time, try to focus on your breath. It is not easy, which I can certainly understand. After all, you're basically terrified.
That's why, it's probably a good idea to practice breathing skills so that you can use it when it's needed. Otherwise, you might end up feeling worse. Allow your breath to go into your abdomen.
This helps you gain some control. After all, losing control is a huge issue. Again, I do understand how difficult it can be to apply this when needed. Please set time aside daily to practice this skill.
During a panic attack burning sensation and other feelings may lessen, using this technique. It's a good idea to maintain this skill even after you feel better. Proper breathing skills are not only good, but will help to relax you and relieve stress and anxiety.
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