Our expert says:
Nothing stupid --- panic attacks are terrifying, and with all your in-build alarm systems roaring, one feels one's having astoke, or a heart attack, or going mad, or all three. It produces the chemical equivalent of extreme panic, but with no discernable immediate cause. Best to see a psychiatrist for a full assessment and discussion of treatment options --- usually meds also used to treat depression are more effective than ativan which one usually doesn't want to take long-term. However, stay on the ativan until you have seen the shrink
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