I have had panic attacks and anxiety pretty much all of my life. I remember in junior school, I was around 7 or 8, being in assembly with around 1,000 other children, and passing out. I always had to sit on a chair at the end of my row.
I was on anxiety and depression medication in England during my first marriage. I came off it, but it started up again once we came to America, and ran our restaurant. My panic attacks were so bad that I could throw up, pass out, sweating, body shakes, and migraine headaches. They could go on for days.
Over the years I have to learned the skills to deal with them, and my last one was 15 months ago.
Moving on, my husband is now getting them. So today I have spent most of it at the doctor’s office with him, having several tests, and making an appointment for a councilor/therapist. He has also started taking a second medication for it, and is very relaxed now.
He has another appointment with the doctor in 2 weeks times, and the therapist the week after.
If you need help, please seek it. There isn’t a cure, but it can certainly be manageable. I can tell you from personal experience.
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