I have very recently begun experiencing panic attacks, and on a relatively frequent and sometimes prolonged basis. Bloodwork done a month ago, and blood work reconfirmed today, indicates consistently low serum bicarbonate levels (19-20). Does the literature suggest that low bicarbonate may induce panic episodes, and if so, can restoring bicarbonate levels to normal range help resolve the problem? Or is low bicarbonate simply a by-product of the panic disorder itself? Note that diabetes and anemia have been ruled out as associated conditions.