posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:04 PM
I think the causes are the environmental stress factors such as:
1. Chemical Food Additives including MSG, Perservatives, Colors, GMO Food
2. Fluoride in our water supply
3. Increased stresses of daily life, post 911 stemming from fear, distrust of the government, growing divide between political ideologies
4. Constant fear mongering by the MSM
All of these things induce a very high level of emotional and physical stress on the body causing irregular heart beat lack of sleep, and it all
begins to self perpetuate if you are not replenishing what your body is losing as a result of this stress.
Long story short, I was having panic attacks about 8 years ago after the birth of my first son and helping a friend start a company. This was all
just after 911, and I was eating a lot of junk and fast food, not working out, working myself to the bone and dealing with the stresses of having a
new family. Oh, it was also about this time that I started listening to things like republic radio, Alex Jones, Michael Savage, etc, and this
awakening process added to the stress.
I starting having episodes of rapid heart beat (very fast) that would last the majority of the day. It got to the point that I thought I was dying
and wold avoid feeling my own heartbeat, or even snuggling with my wife in such a way as she could hear my heart beat. I hated everything to do with
my heart as it terrified me and caused the panic attacks to intensify in severity and frequency.
Finally I went to the Doctor. By this time I was so freaked out that my pulse at the Dr.s Office was off the charts. They left me hooked up to an
EKG for an hour, came back and said I was fine. I had researched and had a list with me of possible conditions. We went through each one and
eliminated it as a possibility. Finally the Dr. came back with a diagnosis of "acute anxiety disorder," which he explained was a general heading
under which cases like mine were bucketed.
I was prescribed Klonipin (Clonazepam) in .5mg as a rescue drug and paxil as an ongoing treatment. I was well aware that these drugs were merely
treatments and would do nothing to address the root cause of my condition. But, I was able to buy myself some time to calm down, focus, and realize
that I wasn't going to die (well not anymore than we all are going to die), and set about the process of researching causes and cures for anxiety.
As with any condition, there is a ton of material out there to sift through and at the end of the day, it's all theory and observation. So, what I
am about to say is not a prescription that you should all run out to try, but rather the process that I went through and what has worked for me.
My research led me to believe that the key cause of my rapid heart beat associated with these bouts of panic, which as you can imagine was the most
stressful and disconcerting part of the ordeal, was caused by my magnesium levels being depleted. I kept reading but started experimenting with
different preparations of Magnesium. Here is what I tried and what I have since learned and come to believe to be the best way to address anxiety
and panic attacks.
1. Magnesium Aspartate - felt immediate relief, but reading uncovered that this is not the ideal magnesium for the body based on this type of
magnesium "stealing a chloride ion from the sodium and other electrolytes in the body, which gives rise to free radicals and perpetuates a systemic
problem of body damage." So I quit using that.
2. Magnesium Citrate - again, felt immediate relief upon large doses, but this is also a laxative called Milk of Magnesia. I was using a readily
available preparation called a "Natural Calm," but quit using it due to the laxative effect and because it began to lose effectiveness quickly.
3. I continue reading and uncovered that the best type of magnesium for the body is Magnesium Chloride. I searched high and low for this stuff and it
is not easy to find. Continued on subsequent post....