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Two weeks in, hi from Australia..

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Hi, Im Kristian, a 31 year old male from Australia.
A little over 2 weeks ago I suffered a panic attack at work, by the time I got to the local ER I was struggling to breathe, my heart was racing and I felt like I was about to drop dead.
This was the 3rd time this has happened in the past year and a half, I lost my Father rather unexpectedly about 2 weeks before the first attack, as per my previous visits to the ER I checked out fine, apart from being obviously a little over weight and out of shape and a heavy smoker I am quite fine.
I do have negative thoughts and social anxiety, I have also displayed signs of OCD although undiagnosed or tested.
The Dr said I was very wound up, anxious and intense, he has referred me to a GP that I have an appointment with next month.
My Mother suggested I go on some sort of meds for depression, many in her side of the family had issues with depression and suicide, she also takes a daily pill that blows her mind and makes her tolerable.

I started taking SJW the day after I left the hospital, the local brand is Herron SJW 1800, I had no idea how many to take so I just went by the sticker, 1x 3 times daily, 60 tabs for $14.95 AUD.

I felt good almost right away, I put it down to "doing something good for myself" after a few days I felt a little stoned, very sleepy, but energetic in small burst's, I also had a little headache that would not go away and felt a little raw after spending an hour in the sun, I also had some really crazy dreams the first few days, Im glad they stopped.

I know this might sound weird, but for the first time in as long as I can remember I smiled at myself in a mirror at work tonight and my dogs get excited when they hear me shake my SJW bottle, they think its fish oil tablet time. I have 2 Maltese cross pups and yes, they fight over fish oil tablets.

So 2 weeks down I feel quite normal, for the first time in a long time, I chat with people at work, don't just mumble at them, I dont freak out at the thought of walking into the lunch room and I just feel a lot more focussed.

I also post really long threads in forums, good luck all, some great reading here I will keep my success updated here.