If you’re having a panic attack, you might have trouble breathing or feel as if you’re choking. Other signs include having numb or tingling sensations in parts of your body, chest pain and feeling lightheaded or dizzy, as if you might pass out. Feeling overheated or having chills may also be signs of a panic attack from anxiety.
People with anxiety disorders may experience panic attacks. A panic attack is characterized by a rapid heartbeat, intense sweating and the patient may feel like they are about to die.