Seven years of therapy. A divorce. A change of job. Twenty years of yoga and about 7 years of meditation.
I learned 2 magic words after menopause. — ”So what?”
I haven’t had a panic attack since I stopped dating. And my anxiety nearly completely disappeared once I changed jobs.
It’s horrible for sure. I’ve been curled up in a ball on the floor before. Puking shaking unable to move.
But I’ve also been like you said- in the midst of a crisis & have this sense of incredible calm. And be able to function just fine.