I'm new on this board so let me say hello to everyone first and point out that I'm old, respectful and extremely conscious of other people's feelings. I've suffered most of my adult life from anxiety, panic and plain stupidity. Lately I've been ill and the Panic Disorder seems worse. I thought I had found a solution when a pacemaker allowed me to use beta blockers. That along with some xanax stopped my palpitations cold! for the first time in my life I felt protected. Unfortunately things are never that easy. I developed serious side effects to the beta blockers and by itself the xanax is no big help. But over the years, so many, I've learned that feeling sorry for yourself is the worst possible thing one can do. The only answer here is to wear a smile, be kind to the world; it needs it, and move on with as much courage as you can muster. There are a lot of people that are much worse off. If you can help, do it. Hugs to all and blessings.