An anxiety attack is a two-fold event. My body and mind react to an influence, which is difficult enough, but then in turn I react to that reaction.
I get really short of breath. My brain starts swirling. Sometimes I cry. I can mentality blackout and lose most of my reasoning abilities. Sometimes my feet can no longer support me and I have to sit down. And then, I get freaked out about the anxiety attack. What if I pass out? Am I scaring everyone around me? Oh God, I’m crying in public! Am I safe right now? If not, what can I do to get somewhere safe?
All of this is to say that in the midst of a super-fun bachelorette weekend celebrating my sister, I had an anxiety attack.