Hello, I am so glad I found this page. I have found out thru the last 4yrs of having panic disorder it helps me to talk to people who knows what I am dealing with. I was in nursing school 4mths when it hit me, I was at home and just got through eating supper and I started having a real strange feeling to come over me and then my mind started racing and I got really panicky and thought I was truly losing my mind, I was terrified:( Just so happen that my daughter knew what I was dealing with so she was able to help me to calm down. I went to Dr. next day and got put on antidepressents but I was afraid of them so I decided to fight this on my own. Needless to say I was not able to finish school. I was dealing with this from the time I got up till I went to bed and at night I would wake up with bad attacks but I stayed with my daughter for 4mths and she would assure me that it would pass and everything would be fine, that helped me more than anything.
I went to Dr. again and started taking a mild anti-depressant because I started a new job and needed something to get me through the day. I stayed on these for 2yrs. but would still have nights of panic,things did get a lot better I was able to function once again. Even though the meds and my daughter was a blessing from God during this time nothing will take the place of prayer and reading my Bible.
Today I am still working and still dealing with this at times mostly in afternoon and nights. But It is nothing compared to what I was dealing with when these first started,THANK GOD.!! For me so far it has took a lot of prayer and good supportive people to be around and time. Now I catch myself fearing another attack and thinking way too much on those thoughts. I pray for the day when God will take these feelings away, but I also know his grace is sufficient. My faith get stronger as time goes on.