OCD can cause panic attacks as anxiety builds up more and more and compulsions are taking over your life. OCD manifesting with panic attacks signals that you have reached a critical point as an OCD sufferer and your body is sending you a clear message that it is seriously affected by the condition of OCD.
Panic attacks are your body’s way of showing emotional suffering and asking you to do something about it. As panic attacks begin to manifest you are left only with the option of recovery because the panic attacks will not go away on their own, unless you do the work required of you to get over your obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Panic Attacks in OCD can come in a very physical manner, through sensations of suffocation, trembling, cold sweats, palpitations, dry mouth etc.
They can also come in a more subdued manner as a sensation of impending doom and feeling that all hope is lost.
Either way, it’s your signal that it is time you recover. And recovery is 100% possible, OCD is NOT a chronic condition. It doesn’t have to be.
Getting panic attacks because of your OCD thought and fears piling up? You must recover – that is the message you are receiving! Don’t ignore the message and instead try to view this as a positive push for you to fully heal from this awful mental condition.
Resist any kind of physical compulsion and try to keep your thoughts as far away from OCD as possible. By you refusing reaction, you are stepping closer to being OCD-free. You can do it!