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Exactly. For me the stumbling over my words and racing heart. I also get really short with people and agitated with almost anything. It's like I dont even want to be wherever it is I am having the anxiety attack.

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THIS IS HOW IT FEELS. These little comics are good because I can show them to people close to me who may not completely understand.

THIS IS HOW IT FEELS. These little comics are good because I can show them to people close to me who may not completely understand.

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Anxiety attacks are horrible... You can't control your body, you breath as though you can't, you cry uncontrollably, tremble & shake. And there's nothing to calm you down but time...

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anxiety attack - caused by anxiety | panic attack - caused by nothing particularly identifiable

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There's a difference between being #introverted, being #shy, and being #anxious. They are NOT synonymous; however, it's been shown that these traits often overlap. Being introverted means that you feel drained after social interaction. Being shy means that you find social interaction embarrassing. Having #socialanxiety feels more like panic. What about you? Are you introverted, shy, or anxious? Or all three? (I'm an #introvert with occasional #anxiety, but not usually shy.)

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For #MHMonth2016, @MentalHealthAm created an excellent infographic on #Anxiety. #MentalHealthMatters
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