Tim, your story is a common one on this site. I have suffered from this disease on and off (firtunately mostly off) for many years. I am in a panic cycle now and it started afterthe birth of my first grandson two years. I felt so incredibly responsible for my daughter and her family. The feelings went away around the time the baby was a year old, but then she got pregnant again, and had a really horrible pregnancy, and I held up during it and flew back and forth from my house on Florida, but after the baby was born, it came on again, and I've been sequestered in my house in PA .
I, too, have a wonderful life. Two houses, a great husband, and two beautiful and healthy grandchildren, but the anxiety persists. But Tim, do not lose hope. You will get through this as Terri, your previous post, says. Never give up. Take your Zoloft. It is a wonderful medication and I was on it for many years and it did its job. As quickly as you went into this state, you can start turning your thoughts around and start enjoying life again.
I wil get on a plane on Saturday to go back to my home in FL. Scared? Sure, but you have to push through. Nothing's going to happen.
Good luck to you and get on the chat. It's fun and you'll meet many other people like yourself who ae being brave and fighting every day.
Julie A. Cook