Hello all, I'm new as well. I feel the best way for someone to understand is to get them informed about it. They will not truly understand unless they experience it, but the more they know the better they will understand. My wife is real supportive of my condition. At first when I started having panic attacks she would keep asking what she could do for me. I was straight up with her and told her I feel better just doing my breathing and just tring to realx. When she would keep asking me what she could do I would actually feel worse. As far as any relationship the best thing I think is to be open and honest. I would try and hide it at work, People would ask if I'm ok, at first I would tell them "teah I'm fine", but really I wasn't. I have learned to be more open but not too open. As informing someone is the best you could do to help them understand. I agree with skitt to just sit down and talk would probably help lessen your anxiety. Another thing I have learned is to take care of myself first. I was always doing for everyone else. I would put my issues aside to help someone else. I have now devoted 15 mins or more to myself to just relax, meditate, breathe. I look forward to it every day. Like I said my wife is supported and realizes that I need that time for me. Like mtngrl34 said if he really cares he will understand and accept you for who you are. Hope this helps and good luck. Keep your head up! Keep us posted. Bye for now, allmixedup
Mod-severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks.
Meds currently on, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Klonopin, Zyprexa