I'm new to this site, I just joined so I wouldn't feel so bad with my anxiety seeing as others experience similar things. The thing with my anxiety is that is that it is 99.9% caused by my relationship. I am usually not anxious in other situations, just things regarding my boyfriend. A simple example which might sound stupid to people is when he doesn't text me/call me back for hours, I lose my mind. I just think stuff like "Is it something I did?, did something happen to him? Will he ever speak to me again?, Is he cheating on me?" etc. I get terrible panic attacks to the point where I can't function. I can't sit still in one place, I aimlessly walk around the room. I can't eat - my stomach closes up completely, and I can't sleep. I start to cry a lot. I only get relief when I finally hear from him and sometimes that takes up to 6 hours. I know where my anxiety comes from though. My previous boyfriend would start ignoring me for no reason when he had problems in his life and when he did eventually abandon me it was as I expected, by never returning my phone calls again. I think this triggers my thoughts that my boyfriend will do the same although when I think logically, I'm pretty sure he won't as he's not the same person. I don't know what to do, I have spoken to my boyfriend about this but he doesn't take it that seriously, he doesn't understand how literally sick I get when this happens. The funny part is if I don't answer him for a few hours, I get an attitude but I'm supposed to be ok when he does it because he was "frustrated" with things. I have thought about taking pills but I don't want to become addicted and I've read that a lot of them like Xanax is addictive. Please help. I'm 23 years old btw.