I had a pleasant, 'normal' childhood. loving family etc. all good. however i got Panic Disorder at 10yrs of age and my very first attack was extremely traumatic. mental illness runs in one side of the family, there is a clear and decisive link, but im the only grandkid that got emotionally ill. the chemical imbalance got just me, and im grateful cos id hate to see my sister or cousins go through what i have been through, if that makes sense. i feel that i was robbed of some of the joy of childhood, as i lived in a constant state of confusion and fear- im no longer bitter about this, but it does make me sad. at the same time, im blessed with an amazing network of people who help me when i struggle. ive also battled alot of grief.
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, IBS, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.