How to Stop a Panic Attack in under 5 min

7 Battle-Tested Tips that will end an anxiety attack fast

Dr. Christine Sauer, MD ND


If you have ever felt a sudden rush of anxiety and worry, and experienced the symptoms of terror listed below, then you were most likely experiencing a panic attack, also called anxiety attack.

For some it may feel like a heart attack, like they are going to die, others may experience breathing difficulties and feel they may be passing out or even suffocate.

How Do You Know If You Are Having a Panic Attack?

Here are the typical signs and symptoms of a panic attack (also called an anxiety attack):

  • Tunnel vision
  • Dizziness or Lightheadedness
  • Fear of dying
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Fear of losing control
  • Sweating
  • Tingling in the extremities
  • Flushes or chills
  • Feeling like you aren’t real
  • Breathing too fast, leading to the feeling that you can’t breathe
  • Fight or flight
  • Flushed face
  • Feeling of Imminent Dread

The Symptoms May Be Similar to That of a Heart Attack

If you are experiencing the symptoms above for the first time and are not sure what it is, by all means, go to the emergency room right away and have it checked out.

Rule out a heart attack before you assume it’s “just” a panic attack, especially if the tips below do not work!

Many people mistake the symptoms of a panic attack with a heart attack since they are very similar, right up to the chest pains and dizziness.

The problem with this is that even if you know you are having a panic attack, you have an intense worry that your worrying could lead to a heart attack, which then worsens the symptoms of the panic attack, making you feel like it is leading to a heart attack. The circle can continue unless you are able to put a stop to it.

How to Stop a Panic Attack in Under 5 Min



Dr. Christine Sauer, MD ND

German-trained physician, Brain & Mental Health Professional, Educator and Coach; Helping Rising Stars to Sparkle —