To dream of panicking represents feelings of anxiety about being ill-prepared or inexperienced in some manner. Situations that leave you feeling unsettled or not knowing how to react. Feelings of having a lack of control. Awareness of yourself lacking a skill or ability. Anxiety about being tested or monitored. Feelings of being unable to cope with a situation under pressure. Disruptive changes in your life. Feeling about a crisis or overwhelming to react a problem perfectly. A lack of patience that may cause you to risk making desperate hasty choices. A fear that something in your life will be too difficult.
Negatively, panicking in a dream may be a sign that you are not doing enough to seek help or speak out about your problems. Feeling too embarrassed to admit a weakness or high degree of incompetence. Feeling too embarrassed to admit irresponsibility. Risking overreacting to a problem. Awareness of yourself irresponsibly addressing problems at the last minute. Fearing making stupid decisions. Fearing your lies or deception being exposed during a moment of uncertainty.
Example: A woman dreamed of panicking. In waking life she was days away from having to be drug tested and was fearing not passing at the last minute.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of panicking. In waking life her best friend got very sick and she didn’t know how to help her.
Example 3: A young woman dreamed of panicking. In waking life she felt pressured to start her own business immediately after college was finished and she felt she pressure to live up to other people’s expectations of her as her graduation date got closer.