I remember my sister's first panic attack very well. She was going through a difficult breakup and had just landed in Toronto. She was walking along through a crowded subway station, and suddenly the lights seemed very bright and it seemed like there were an awful lot of people. I remember her first mild depression symptoms. She explained her experience via text message it was like this.
I notice the physical signs first. My heart is beating too heavily, its rhythm somehow irregular but much too fast. The muscles in my arms and legs tense painfully, my hands begin to shake, suddenly I forget how to breathe. Each breath is a struggle, each inhales or exhale more difficult than the last. I called my friend and he calmed me down a little and said to rest a bit.
The psychiatrist she went to see later that day was very supportive and explained to her what was happening. She was suffering from mild depression at that time and she prescribed certain medications. It just gave her a temporary relief. Recently I heard about medical marijuana treatment and its advantages. It is a good medicine for people who are troubled with anxiety, depression, arthritis, migraine, sleep disorders, epilepsy etc. Will doctors suggest a high rate of prescription? Will this treatment have many side effects? What if she is not happy with her prescription?