Kudos for standing up and talking about this.
My own experience of panic attacks was as a single Mom of four children. I was so afraid of not waking up and leaving my children on their own I simply didn’t sleep. Eventually I had to crawl on my hands and knees to go to the bathroom and couldn’t remember how to run a bath. At that point I called my Mum, who called a doctor.
6 months later I suddenly realised I was myself again. The Zombie was no longer in control and My mind was back.
I still have panic attacks from time to time, mostly when overwhelmed by people. I can manage them now but it still feels like walking a tightrope over the abyss.
It’s not surprising that the delicate balance of chemicals that make up our systems can go off kilter sometimes and that’s all that mental illness is at the end off the day.
I’m so glad Wil Wheaton that you have the love and understanding of your partner and that you are living ☺️
Thank you so very much for sharing.