I'm Jenn, and I've been dealing with anxiety my whole life. Even as a child I was extremely anxious. I was diagnosed with OCD and GAD at 23 by the least helpful psychiatrist ever, but managed to get my symptoms under control. Then, pretty much as soon as I had that in line I developed panic disorder and hypochondria. That's where I'm at now. I have panic attacks on a fairly regular basis, and am pretty much always convinced that I'm dying of something that, realistically, I probably don't have. Right now it's heart issues, because, hey, just because a complete work-up by a cardiologist says you're not dying, doesn't mean you aren't, amiright? I've been lurking for a few days and decided to join for the support and understanding that I just can't get with friends who don't have these issues. They can be supportive, but they just don't *get it*.