Has any one ever dated some one with panic disorder

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   Posted 10/10/2006 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if it would be better or worse for two people with panic disorder to date........

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   Posted 10/10/2006 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know it seems like you would be able to carry each other through better because you both would have understanding of the other. I have not dated anyone else with a/p but I do have friends that suffer also, but again people suffer a/p in different ways for different reasons. My sister has them but she has them because of a medical condition where as mine is totally thought related (I believe). My therapist says mine is PTSD. I guess just like with most things it depends on the person and who they are? Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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   Posted 10/10/2006 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I think there would be added understanding that way BUT you would both get anxious and probably start feeding off each others anxiety. Just me 2 cents.

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   Posted 10/10/2006 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I tend to agree, it would be great, if you could be there for support for each other, the one would know how the other feels, but yeah, the anxiety could feed off of each other and make it worse, soooooooo im not so sure what the answer to this would be, except for any relationship, ya never know ;)
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   Posted 10/11/2006 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I'm married, but if I wasn't...Ipersonally wouldn't want to date someone with p/a..especially If I had it. I think it would be too tempting to enable one another..ie becoming hermits, or constantly focusing and talking about p/a.Of course that's not to say thAt both who have p/a and are dating are doomed, they may very well be a match made in heaven.

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   Posted 10/11/2006 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmmmm, that's a tough one. I think if you are anxious about different things you could help eachother a lot. A friend of mine gets anxious a lot and we talk eachother through things, but we aren't afraid of the same things necessarily. If you are anxious about the same things there could definitely be enabling eachother.

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   Posted 10/11/2006 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
This is definately a tough one. Me and my sis both have P/A and we hang out all the time, but we focus on pushing each other forward and trying to get over our fears.

So in that respect, a relationship with someone could work, but I don't know. I really think too much time could be spent on the P/A rather than trying to have a healthy relationship, but maybe one could find a balance?

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