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Sometimes I sweat when I think of certain things. Is that a panic attack symptom?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Listen to your Body!

Sweating is only 1 of many symptoms of a panic attack.
What you're describing seems more like your body is giving you indication that the thought in question is emotionally-laden. If there's a positive vibration about it, then great! you're just excited ;) if the vibration is negative, then the indication is that something needs to be explored, worked through & resolved. Listen to your body! ;).

In brief: Listen to your Body!

Sweating is only 1 of many symptoms of a panic attack.
What you're describing seems more like your body is giving you indication that the thought in question is emotionally-laden. If there's a positive vibration about it, then great! you're just excited ;) if the vibration is negative, then the indication is that something needs to be explored, worked through & resolved. Listen to your body! ;).
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

A panic attack is a sudden occurrence that leads to a sharp spike in feeling anxious, shortness of breath, chest tightness, increase heart rate, shaking, narrowing of vision.
These can last 30 minutes or more. Some people during a panic feel like they are having a heart attack. Sweating when you feel nervous is a normal anxiety reaction.

In brief: No

A panic attack is a sudden occurrence that leads to a sharp spike in feeling anxious, shortness of breath, chest tightness, increase heart rate, shaking, narrowing of vision.
These can last 30 minutes or more. Some people during a panic feel like they are having a heart attack. Sweating when you feel nervous is a normal anxiety reaction.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Sweating is one symptom often described by people who have panic attacks.
Sweating alone does not constitute panic, and may just be a sign of over arousal.

In brief: Yes

Sweating is one symptom often described by people who have panic attacks.
Sweating alone does not constitute panic, and may just be a sign of over arousal.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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