Panic Attacked



  1. a sudden overwhelming fear, with or without cause, that produces hysterical or irrational behavior, and that often spreads quickly through a group of persons or animals.

I’ve made an honest effort to remember the last time panic attacked (me). It’s been quite a bit. I’ve weathered ups and downs over the years, but I suppose the last time I felt a true loss of control was when I was a smoker. Years ago. I would get panic attacks often. I panicked.

During bouts of self-diagnosis I remember reading that the episodes weren’t terribly uncommon in smokers, a result of the mixture of dehydration and nicotine and whatever the hell else … ammonia?

The mind and body work incredibly together, don’t they?

via Daily Prompt: Panicked

Author: Kevin Baum

I'm a Chicago native with a passion for style, fitness, travel, and personal improvement. And pizza!