I am thankful to have found this forum. I suffer daily with GAD ( generalized anxiety disorder), panic attacks and major depression. I am here for support and helpful behavioral cognitive tips. I read that I can overcome this monster which attacks me daily without being over medicated. I believe the mind is very powerful but wondering if my mind can learn to react differently to anticipated stressors or events that cause the severe anxiety and panic? After a couple of years of several life events happening my mind has been in this vicious cycle now for about 1.5 years. My prior attacks were 8 years prior w Lexapro keeping them at bay. I am on new meds now and my dr wants me to be super medicated but I believe that there must be a way to change my cognitions ( thoughts) and reactions. I have little support. Married w no kids and 2 siblings busy w their own lives who do not understand my daily battle. Mostly, I fear losing my husband. He has several chronic health issues and his own stressors ( trying not to be one of them). I lost a good paying career due to this which has affected us financially which has been another major stressor. In fear of losing my home if something happens to him because I could not afford the home alone. I am also fearful of being home alone ( my pets help out a lot). I was " very" career oriented and it is difficult not earning my own gainful income. I feel so out of control of my life. And, I have an elderly father who is my last parent and afraid of losing who does not live near me. Mostly, I fear not being able to handle these events and being immobilized w another meltdown. I have lost joy in my life, retract from people, and fear going into public on my own. In addition I have an atypical meniere's disease in which is made worse by panic. Thank you for allowing me in and also look forward to contributing.