My name is Leanna. I'm almost 19 years old and I've been dealing with varying degrees of anxiety since the age of 13. My anxiety actually started out as depression. I became a cutter and eventually someone at school found out. My secret got spread around and soon everyone in my grade was picking on me, or laughing at me, or avoiding me all together. I started becoming afraid of people, afraid of being judged. This is how my social anxiety began. It only got worse in high school as I started suffering from panic attacks. They would come at random, I could never really pinpoint a trigger. When I felt one coming on I would start to black out and it felt like I couldn't get enough air. The room would spin and my body would go numb. As time went on I learned not to be afraid of these attacks and to just ride them out. They would come and go, sometimes weeks would go by or even months without one. Throughout that time I worked very hard to push through my social anxiety, taking small steps towards big accomplishments. I have my social anxiety very well under control now. I hadn't dealt with any anxiety for quite some time, until the middle of November last year. I was three and a half months pregnant and I ended up going to the hospital because I was having an anxiety attack that I couldn't come down from. I've been experiencing severe anxiety since that night. A month ago I went to the hospital again after having an attack that lasted all day. I've been on zoloft 50 mg since then but I still feel the need for additional support.