My anxiety was always there, creeping behind me...I had a fear of the dark I wasn't able to get rid of until I was 20....I'm 22 now. Fear of monsters under the bed and fear of getting sick and dying. Recently I had a giant fear of rabies because I work with dogs even though I knew I didn't have them. I went to the doctors who told me most certainly I did not have rabies, it was just my anxiety. Nurses, therapists, my parents..everyone was there to reassure me I was fine. But my anxiety had its hold and for the last week I havent slept or eaten. FINALLY I decided to stop taking my anti depressants and its been two nights and I actually slept till 4 in the morning! Thats the longest I've slept since my panic attacks. I'm doing better...I try to eat little things like jello and cheese sticks but when I eat anything like chicken or any meat my stomach can't deal with it and I go to the bathroom moments later. Im light headed and tired...my dizzines is simply because of the lack of sleep right?? I don't want to start worrying again, Ive been doing so good the last two days I don't want to go back to the sleepless nights of breathing in to a bag and having my parents hold me until I stop crying. I want to tell myself the dizziness is from the lack of eating, the lack of sleep and just my body exhausted from all the worrying.