Hope you're better today. Just found the post and thought of myself when my anxiety first began. I wanted a solution and I wanted it to stop IMMEDIATELY so I talked myself silly! It is now a year later and many of my friends I have apologized to numerous times for driving them nuts with this. Thankfully they love me and tolerate me. But they don't understand it. Just a thought, find a group support in your area so you have more than just the therapist to talk with. It helps me to talk with others who are experiencing what I am going through. The chat room help has many great, fun, experienced folks on it. They often help me re group when my world is closing in on me. I don't think drinking is a solution. Learning new skills to deal with it, and finding a medication that works, yoga, meditation, eating right, sleep regular is huge, exercise is so important to bring out the right chemicals in your brain to deal with the anxiety, and therapy. Anxiety is not easy, but we can kick it's butt when it creeps into our lives. I thought everything in my life must suck and I am not realizing it because the anxiety is here. But my doctor tells me repeatedly, anxiety is a body chemical reaction and can be brought on by stress but it's like a virus you have it and all you can do it deal with it till it goes. So okay... it's here like a knee ache and I am dealing with it. The more you learn the better to deal.
Remember you have a source of help here on the chat. The folks are terrific. There are different people on at different times of day so check in and find those that fit with you. Welcome!