My sister in law has been staying with us for a week, she’s on vacation after a nasty layoff from her job. She is thinking about relocating out here. Anyway, we were eating lunch last monday and she all of a sudden got this look on her face, a look of fear… She said she was very lightheaded and was having difficulty breathing. She looked terrified! This has never happened to her before.
One thing led to another and we brought her to the emergency room. After about an hour the doc came in and said…your sis had a text book variety Anxiety Attack. She’s going to be fine.
Relieved we brought her home. Come to find out she had been under an extreme amount of stress and anxiety at her job, and apparently it all came to a head. On top of all of that, she stopped taking her ADD medication Ritalin, because she had been on it for 10 years and thought she would not need it anymore.
This struck me a particularly interesting…she mentioned a feeling of being tired all the time, some lightheadedness and a general feeling of Blah…
IMO she’s detoxing from a decade of being on a stimulant, that and the loss of her job, I don’t doubt she was having panic attacks.
She is seeing a psychiatrist friend of mine as we speak…hopefully she will find out some more insight into her dilema.
So does anyone have generalized anxiety disorder? Or anyone ever had a panic/anxiety attack? I really feel for my SIL, anyone out there have any good home remedies, or therapies they have used to manage the disorder? Any help would be much appreciated!