After joining and reading your posts for the last couple of days..I would like to introduce myself and say hi. I am Elly.
After suffering from anxiety and panic attacks on and off all my life, I am 45..I faced my fears and saw my doctor on Tuesday. I had tried several times, would walk to the docs..then leave and walk home in a panic..this time i stayed (yay!!) He has diagnosed me with panic disorder bordering on agoraphobia. He has started me on propranolol in increments working up to 120mg on day 8. Am up to 60mg now..and i feel light headed..which makes me panic (doh!) I hope the feeling gets better with time.
He also said we could talk about psychotherapy at my next visit in 2 weeks time. I am so frightened right now..having to face up to and confront my fears..but i know it has to be done.