Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks and Airborne

First Class, to some, means acting in a poised and dignified manner. It’s hard to act your best, if you’re experiencing waves of panic, at various times during the day or night. Panic is not conducive to you being a class act … or making the best use of first-class information.

Now, I’m about to tell you a true story of how I overcame my panic attacks. I’m not saying that this exact recipe will work for you; I just want you to be aware that if you have fear episodes, there might be a physical trigger that you you can identify. And even if it’s behavioral, there could be a simple fix.

Note: Emphasis on the possibility of a fix. Some panic stems from a deeper root and is more complex. Some phobias, for example, take a lot of psychological and psychiatric unpacking. I’m in no way a professional; I’m only relating an observation that I made over time, and an adjustment that I made in my diet and vitamin regimen. This blog post is for informational purposes only and no liability shall be assigned … (you know the drill — don’t sue us. Get doctor’s permission for any radical changes, etc.).


Airborne Benefits Minor Miracle

Believe it or not, I used to get panic attacks. They only occurred at specific times, when thinking about specific, unrealized tragedies. For example, the concept of death, for some reason, hurt my poor, little brain.

This was something I didn’t talk about much; I just assumed it was my particular flaw in the way my brain processed the enigma … or, I reasoned that I so loved life itself, that the very idea of death panicked me.

Anyway, I never conceived that my, pardon the pun — fatal flaw — could have a chemical origin….

Over ten years ago, my feelings of panic subsided, and then vanished completely. I didn’t notice, at first. One day, I was thinking about growing old and dying, and the idea … didn’t cause my blood pressure to change. No rapid beating of the heart. (I still didn’t relish the idea, but the physical changes associated with panic — sweaty palms and such — had disappeared.

I couldn’t figure out what had caused the change.

Six months later, and cold season was over. School was coming to a close … and my feelings of fear had crept back into my life. How could this be?

All summer long, whenever I had one of my “icky thoughts,” the physical sensations of fear reared their ugly heads. As I said, I couldn’t figure it out.

Then, autumn came … and the fear went away.

So, what was the variable?

To pump up our immune systems, my family decided to give Airborne┬« tablets a try. We didn’t know if it could prevent colds, but all three of us were in schools almost daily. After about three weeks of taking a tablet a day, the panic feeling left.

I started to experiment … after a week or two of laying off the vitamins, I started to feel the unease. Back on the airborne … feeling gone in nine days.

Whether it’s melatonin … a change in serotonin levels … some other vitamin … or my dopamine levels, I’m firmly convinced that there is something in the Airborne that’s working. (Oh, and the knock-off brand doesn’t work … for me.)

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, Airborne might not be your miracle cure, but if you experiment, you might find it. Airborne … a 30-minute walk in the open air … or eating an orange.

You owe it to yourself to find the magic sword that calms you, and allows you to operate at your best.