Well... I don't know about
how long it can last... that's hard to say. Every person is different.
I've been a sufferer of it for a long time. It did go away for about
four years and then BAM, it creeped up on me and I had to go on meds again because of a traumatic experience.
I will say that there is a way to get past the panic, I just haven't figured quite how to do so without being on my medication. haha
I feel normal (somewhat) on my meds.
it can be chaos.
That's all I know.
But CBT can be helpful too. http://www.angelfire.com/planet/cbtonline
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines