Depression, Panic attac,and anxity are the curse to any Diabetic

Robert C. H.
By Robert C. H. Latest Reply 2011-02-11 09:01:24 -0600
Started 2011-02-10 10:20:33 -0600

I have suffered from depression all my life, but the panic and anxity only since I was diagnosed with Diabetes,I am on all kinds of medication for these,and yes they seem to help, But Istill have bouts with them Panic attacks knock me out for hours andprevent me from taking medications on time, also testinting. Even my Doctor keeps changing things around I was oninsulin but because I can't keep a regular schedule he stopped it. I take pills AM Pm but I don't know if they help me as much.I am told that the Panic attacks will go away but I am on three years.Is this a normal Procedure or am I cursed,

5 replies

Harlen 2011-02-10 18:41:35 -0600 Report

Hello Robert
Men I am so sorry your going thrue this I dont get Panic attacks ,Anxity from time to time but only when I am under a lot of stress.
I am no Doc but it may pass how are your #'s running ?
Highs and lows as well as big swings can bring them on ?
Please let me know how are you doing ok
Best wishes

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-02-10 18:22:20 -0600 Report


I am sorry to hear that you have been have been dealing with not only depression but panic attacks. I was encouraged to read that you are in treatment, that you are working with professionals to help you through this. It's really important to be working with qualified mental health professioanls while facing these challenges, and I am assuming that you are.

I can't make a treatment recommendation. But I am wondering if you have built any relaxation practices into your daily routine. You might find it helpful to try something like meditation, taking walks, listening to music, anything to help you to get into a relaxed state.

Are you invovled in any spiritual or religious practices? This could also help you in dealing with anxiety.

I am not sure if you are working with a counselor, but you might consider taliking to someone who is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy or mindfulnesss. You could learn some techniques for relaxing your mind and better dealing with anxiety and panic, and even learning to avoid it. If you are working with a psychiatrist on the depression and anxiety, which I would recommend, I would encourage you to keep her/him posted on how you are feeling.

No one is cursed. But sometimes if can feel that way when the feelings are overwhelming at times. What you are experiencing is treatable.

Stay in touch with us.


dietcherry 2011-02-10 11:40:55 -0600 Report

Hey Robert-I am sorry to hear you are suffering so. I had panic attacks for a awhile when I was in my late 20's; it was about the time that I was beginning to become a brittle diabetic. They are very frightening and I was determined to find out why my mind and body were betraying me. Panic is created by a flood of adrenalin (fight or flight hormone) to your system but when there is no perceived threat. I discovered that when my blood glucose level would drop, my body would release the adrenalin to compensate for lack of glucose. Once I understood this, my attacks disappeared. This was my answer however I realize it wont be for everyone. Do you test your BS when the attacks are happening? Good luck to you!

realsis77 2011-02-10 10:29:56 -0600 Report

I suffered from panic attacks for years and finally I got put on a medication that is for depression and it took the panic attacks away for good! Its been about ten years since I had one now. No, I don't believe they go away on there own in fact they get worse but with the right medication they will go away. I would get them soo bad id think I was going to die but now there long gone! Maybe see a different doctor and he can help find the correct medication. My heart goes out to you because I remember what there like and there sooo scarey! I wish you the best and remember there is hope. With the correct medication there gone!

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2011-02-11 09:01:24 -0600 Report

I am under the care of a Mental Health worker, we try all different kinds of relaxation thniques like deep breathing,etc. we have changed my medication so many times i casn't remember what i've taken.I don't test my bs when i am having an attack because I shake to much even when I stand I shake so bad people think I'm going to fall down,

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