I Could Really Use A Hand Everyone...please Let Me Know.
I'm an bulletproof lover, avid reader, and podcast listener. I'm doing my best to solve this one (nutritionally, through breathing techniques, counseling, yoga, meditation, and other stress management techniques) but need some help from the community...if anyone smarter than I can lend a hand, it'd be much appreciated. I'll try to keep this short and sweet.
My girlfriend of the last 4 years is struggling hard. Panic attacks are crippling her to the point that she spends hours each day curled up in a dark room crying her eyes out. She's a brilliant woman, currently enrolled in a graduate program to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy, but it we can't get the panic to subside, she won't make it through Q1.
I can provide more detailed info on symptoms and triggers if it would help, but like i said, i want to keep this short enough for everyone.
What i'm hoping to accomplish with this post is to gain an understanding of what medical tests would be most important to move forward with. What will be most beneficial in finding the imbalances in her body? What will help us find the deficiencies are creating the symptoms? My thoughts:
IGG food sensitivity testing
Complete hormone panel
Complete neurotransmitter panel
Thyroid function is within normal range as is A1C and fasting glucose. Should i put her on L-Theanine immediately to promote GABA production? What would others recommend? Do i need to consider neurofeedback as a primary therapy option, or have others seen this addressed with supplementation first?
Seriously, any help would be appreciated. This might actually save her life. I've never witnessed anyone in this much distress before...i have to find some insight.
Thanks to all for taking a look.