|Rookie Panic help|
|Right ho, my fellow
sufferers, let us get down to the proverbial brass tacks about this disease
. For those of you that have been suffering from Panic for a while and are
aware of your condition , skip this sections. Rookies, however may read
You had your first attack and now you are convinced that death is around the corner. Not so !!! As terrifying and lonely an experience as a Panic attack is, know body has ever died from it. Since it is unlikely that you will believe me at this point (nobody ever does) you must educate yourselves . Here are some links to start you off.
|This site offers a good general overview of the disorder|
|For a more detailed explanation of the symptoms, visit this link.|
|The Panic Disorder Institute is also a decent starting point|
Remember that knowledge about the disease is one of your prime weapons against it. It is also important that you act fast after your first couple of attacks, for there is a good chance of becoming agoraphobic if one fails to confront the disease right away. It happened to me, and apart from being terrifying it is also a rather boring condition . Right, the next step is to go see a good shrink. If you can't afford one, a doctor will do. Whether you choose to treat this disease medically or not, a visit to the medics will at least serve to reassure you that you are indeed physically fit to live.
|Note: as you have noticed this site seems not too sympathetic to the drug alternative. This is a bit misleading, for it would have been difficult to conquer my Panic disorder without the help of pharmaceuticals. For obvious reasons I cannot recommend Paxil, due to its withdrawal effects. Still, there are many other drugs out there that are quite effective at helping you with your panic. Consult your physician.|
|Less Conventional Panic Aids|
|Over the years , I have developed
quite a repertoire of techniques that have me helped cope with PD. In the
hopes that some of these might work for you, I have listed them
underneath., I am pretty certain that most of these have not shown up in
print before. Should anyone have other unconventional tips that they would
like to share please, feel free to get in touch with me.