I have had attacks on and off since 1991, I had been getting prank phone calls and had to change my phone number numerous times, it turned out that it was my first cousin and his niece... well, it turned out they knew my boyfriend was coming into a settlement for $52,000.00 and they wanted it, they called on christmas night around 9:30 pm, I was recovering from surgery, so when I got the harassing call, (I had caller ID) and found out it was coming from their house, I called back and told them to stop doing this to us. I hung up and minutes later someone was pounding on my doors & windows, we went to the door and opened it, my boyfriend stepped in front of me and all hell broke loose, the police were called and they arrested my boyfriend. That was the beginning of the end. I was put on medication, my boyfriend was put on 3 yrs. probation and they tried suing us for "damages" and the amount they were asking for settling? $52,000!!! We got through that with much aggravation and stress, we moved away and everything was fine until June 12th, 2006. I lost my job because of too many absences, due to illness, my boyfriend's social Security checks were dropped from $650 a month down to $175 a month, they stopped payment on my unemployment pending an investigation as to why I was fired, henceforth, panic/anxiety attacks poured out of me. Anything and everything can cause an attack... sorry this is so long but I just had to let you all know that we have no control over the attacks, thinking positive and ignoring it sometimes does not help, even the meds sometimes do not work
my boyfriend's sister emailed me and said I bring this on myself, that caused a panic attack, that made me think I was faking and I could control everything that came my way.
I have counseling sessions coming up in a week, and I hope they can help me.
Remember, we are few in 2.4 million people whe suffer from this, we are not alone, and it is as real as bulimia or agoraphobia. Peace, Love, Light, Kosmo