All at one time.
When I was in Vegas recently for the HLTH conference advocating for mental health awareness, I wasn’t sleeping much there and hadn’t had much to eat that day. If you’ve ever been to a Vegas hotel too you might relate to the extreme over stimulation going on 24/7 in every direction.. yeah not my fav haha. Side note: for some reason when there is a lot going on around me I get so lost trying to “see it all” that I feel like my head spins (can u relate? ) anyways, back to my story. I was sitting there.. then I felt almost a warm tingly sensation run up and through my body. It is like a warming paralyzing feeling over your body, hard to explain but maybe you have this too with panic attacks. Anyways, I haven’t had a panic attack in almost 4 years but sometimes I get this “about to happen feeling”. I hadn’t felt that feeling in a long time, but it’s a captivating feeling if you’ve felt it before then I got a wave of nausea. I got up as fast as possible and went back to my room. When I got there i was able to not go into a panic attack with my coping tools. Point is, during that moment those feelings in this picture started happening. It’s hard to explain to people who have never had anxiety but it’s a scary feeling but remember JUST a feeling and you are stronger more resilient than any feeling. Nor are you alone in any of them.