I haven't been posting much since I joined a couple of weeks ago but I've spending a lot of time reading through the older posts here in the forum. Aside from finding almost exact "carbon copies" of my experiences, I have also come to realize how complex panic and anxiety can be. For one thing, anxiety sufferers almost never suffer from anxiety alone. It's almost always linked to a chain of other illnesses / problems such as bipolar disorder (like me), OCD, major depression, etc. It's like one affliction always begets another. Not that finding that out was such a eureka moment for me. I've known for a long time that one form of disorder always has a related disorder. But the complexities are just astounding. There's a limitless combination of disorders that can overlap each other and it underscores the fact that each and everyone is indeed unique.
I would like to think that I am on track to recovery and that my panic disorder is under control. However, I am trying to avoid complacency which is why I am still trying to dig deeper and learn further about anxiety and panic. I've always told myself that understanding is key.
I wish everyone all the best.