I'm new to this forum so bear with me, i've never actually used a forum in my life so I'm not quite familiar with the ins and outs of it just yet!
I'll start with a very melted down version of my story, I am an 18 year old musician and have been suffering from pretty debilitating anxiety and panic since around June 2013, it has had a massive impact on my life and career, I can safely say since my first panic attack not one day goes by without me brooding over it, and with anxiety being a very self-perpetuating condition, this has made it much, much worse.
With being a musician who frequently plays live in a band, having anxiety is a very very difficult thing to deal with and there has been points in my life where I have had the opportunity to perform with very well-known acts which to most people without anxiety, would be amazing! However to me, at the time I would much rather not do it and go out and get a normal job!
I was wondering if there are any other musicians or any kind of live performers or artists on the forum who also suffer from it as I do, and if so, share some of your experiences (both positive and negative) so we can share tips and tricks on how to deal with it?