I have been doing a lot of reading on anxiety symptoms and medications, but the self-help books etc. I found focus very much on trying to get people to stop worrying so much. The problem is, I'm generally laid back, I think of every obligation I have to my studies, parents, etc. on time, I get a general picture of how, when and how long will I do something like study, do some chores, speak with a neighbour, go out with friends and it's not really stress for me.
But I get insane amounts of stomach jitters, something like craving a cigarette immensely, or like being nervous before an exam, but it happens very often during the day for absolutely no reason.
I have smoked cigarettes on and off for a few years now and I'm 20, I do drink when I go out but not that often really. To be honest, among other substances, I smoke marijuana at least once a week for a year now or so, before that it was probably around three times a year since I was 17, I have never had a negative experience really, but regardless I have stopped smoking for about 15 days now and plan on not smoking ever again. I have tried speed and mdma, it was pretty good but I never exaggerated, I don't think I'll be doing them again, I feel like I liked mdma too much to use anymore.
Cigarettes, when I'm actually hooked relieve the feeling somewhat while I'm smoking, but I could just burn through a pack and not have the stomach anxiety go away completely. When I'm not hooked, i.e. didn't smoke for 3 months, have no cravings whatsoever when drinking, the anxiety still kicks in randomly for no reason.
I also find myself raging when playing games where you have to depend on other people like LoL or Dota 2 which I stopped playing one by one.
Sorry for the long post, bottom line, I don't think I need any medications, because from what I read about the side effects and the fact that they only work while you take them etc. but I don't know what alternatives there are to making this go away, because I do not suffer anxiety as an irrational fear or anticipation of something, it's just... there, apparently for no reason.
So any advice?