Thoughtful share. Ty.
It was comforting to see rl people who pinpointed and knew exact panic attack symptoms and feelings, in that it showed us who suffer from them currently that we truly are not alone. A frustrating misconception with topics like these is that there are numerous other posts and threads from ppl who claim they have panic disorder and coming from true, real-life suffers of it to them... unless you can relate to a video like this, no, you do not have panic disorder. You most likely are fortunate enough to have his kid brother (anxiety disorder), which is still an awful problem, and I empathize nonetheless.
Both dr.'s provided useful info, perhaps more in favor of the female dr, and to take the time to find such an excellent vid for ppl who suffer from the disorder and share was admirable.
(Take this final conclusion with a grain of salt) But what gets me is when the male dr practically starts off with stating 'the attacks cannot hurt you.' Well, to the sufferer, (even my doctor tried to tell me they cannot hurt you) that only creates instantaneous frustration and/or hopelessness to be told 'nah, nothing really life threatening happened to you. It was all your imagination. Your hyperventilation, smothering, sense of impending doom, pounding heart, asphyxiation... it was all normal and actually healthy for ya. U didn't know??' And it is beyond me why doctors whom have never experienced an attack in their lives and only read about them in a book to finish school, can sit back and say so easily and frequently "it cannot hurt you." ...As if that helps the sufferer have any justification or sympathy for what they just went through or are currently going thru x_x The reality is it causes some ppl to off themselves, it completely takes the sufferer out of reality and zaps people psychologically, a LOT, breaking them down into hopelessness, unwillingness to endure another episode of utter impending doom, or any number of things that indeed Do hurt/break down the individual, both during the attack as well as in the aftermath. Bad attacks can leave people detached from reality for days, even weeks.
Sorry the latter was venting, PD is a very disturbing topic.
Thanks again for the share.