[quote="Inishfree, post:11, topic:248410"]
I'm praying for you, also. Panic Disorder can be complication. Relaxation techniques in my case didn't work at all. The attacks were so severe and often, even to the point of being rushed to ER several times. I had no choice but medication.
The attacks would effect my blood sugar and blood pressure. Both would take a nose dive to the point of going into shock. I have had problems with my blood sugar since, I was seventeen. At first, I was tested for Type1 Diabetes. I didn't have that. But, the opposite. Hypoglocimia (too low). Now, I have Pre-Type 2. So, a severe Panic Attack with my other health issue could be dangerous.
God bless all of you. I know it is tough going through this. I have a great deal of respect for everyone posting here. It is not easy to talk about a medical condition which can have stigma attached to it. Too many people think it is your head. Not true. There are almost all of the time, underlying health problems. Depression, PD are real medical condtions and should be viewed as such.
I never knew my panic attacks were hereditary until my dad got so ill from lung cancer that he could no longer use the tools he had used all his life to fight them, and had to go on Klonipin to reduce his anxiety. He finally told us he had had panic attacks off and on through most of his life, but always just went out to his shop and worked on some project or other to take his mind off of the anxiety. He had a problem being in crowds or large groups but again, we knew nothing of that. We never went anywhere in a crowd, while I was growing up. ;)
I thought it was just me being screwed-up, but as it turns out, like the shape of my fingernails and my eye and hair color, it's something I inherited from my dad. Thank God that Klonipin works wonderfully for me and I rarely have to take it any more, except if I go off my antidepressants as I did about 2 years ago. My particular depression comes packaged with anxiety which is a very bad emotional state.
I am grateful for pharmaceutical research which has provided medications that help me live a happy and productive life which I hope is pleasing to God.