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    Re: What is panic disorder like as you get old?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluewalls View Post
    Iím almost 34, had panic disorder since 2012. Iím just wondering, if anyone has had panic disorder into their 40s and older, what is it like? Is it pretty much the same? Does it get better with time? Do you still lead a limited lifestyle?
    Is 40 old?!?! Just kidding.
    Itís much like it was in my 20ís but Iím often more rational now.
    Actually Iím probably not more rational, itís more likely that my anxiety has just grown with me.


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    Re: What is panic disorder like as you get old?

    I have had mine my entire life. Iím in my mid 40s. Honestly Iím just so tired of always worrying that I find myself getting mad at my own irrationality. Iím on meds and in therapy and Iíve just accepted Iím gonna be like this until whenever God decides. Or whenever I can figure all this crap out. I also have PTSD and childhood abuse that Iím trying to get through and I often ask myself if I didnít have such trauma as a child, would I be like this now. Either way itís not an excuse. It is what it is. I try to just take it one day at a time.

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    Re: What is panic disorder like as you get old?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scass View Post
    Is 40 old?!?!
    When I was 20 I seen it as old. Now I'm approaching it I feel young.
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    Re: What is panic disorder like as you get old?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Here View Post
    47 here.. I recall having my first panic attack when I was about 14 and I was taken to the hospital because my parents though I was having a heart attack. It was then they diagnosed it as panic.

    Its followed me throughout my entire life and as I've gotten older I've just learned to let the feeling(s) of panic pass. I don't feed into it as I once did. Has it gotten better or worse, not really. I recon I'll take it to the grave.
    Identical story here too almost. My Dad took me.
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    Re: What is panic disorder like as you get old?

    I'm 63 and had mine for as long as I can remember. Mine is always triggered by a health issues (HA) but I do get fairly long breaks in between attacks. My experience is that it's remained the same over the years
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    Re: What is panic disorder like as you get old?

    Hello, I am 72 had my first panic attack about 10yrs ago , just started having them after a break of about two years. Some days I can handle them better than others. I still find the night ones hard to deal with, I try to do my deep breathing to calm myself down sometimes easier than other times, & walking helps me especially if I can walk with someone. Forums like this are a godsend I am new member but have already gained some interesting information & help.

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