Many people experience anxiety at various levels. For example, before a big wrestling match in high school, I would become more anxious than normal. But this was because I was getting myself ready for a reason. However, many people experience high levels of anxiety without any actual stimulus involved. In these instances they are suffering from anxiety attacks.
There are different levels of anxiety attacks that you may experience. At the worst level, you feel that you are going to die. At the most mildest of levels, you feel more alert and tuned into the possibilities of what may happen. Mild anxiety attacks are a lot less intense than an overall feeling of doom or death, but a bit more acute than simply increased alertness or nervousness.
Most people who experience anxiety attacks experience mild ones. In this case, they will feel a slight dizziness; they may sweat, experience shortness of breath, or even shake or slightly tremble. The dizziness may be followed or caused by lightheadedness, and the trembling may be accompanied by a slight tingling or numb sensation in the face, feet, hands or mouth.
Other symptoms of mild anxiety attacks include the desire to withdraw from social situations, or trouble thinking straight or reasonably. In this case, the person with a mild anxiety attack may have trouble focusing on anything for more than just briefly, because there thoughts may be racing or their internal voice may be extremely abrasive or loud.
In this case, a person will feel a heightened sense of nervousness, usually as a result of some of the feelings we have discussed above. At the same time, they may feel worried that there is something physically or mentally wrong with them in some cases.
Usually the predominant feeling is that of escaping social situations and interaction with others, because the person feels that they will not be able to function properly with others, and therefore may be judged negatively because of these inabilities.
If you are experiencing mild anxiety, it is probably better to accept that it is happening than to try to fight it. By flowing with the symptoms instead of trying to stop them, you will decrease your feelings of anxiousness. While of course this is easier said than done, even the smallest effort to do so will be beneficial.