Well, I have GAD and panic disorder and have lead a relatively normal life up until about two months ago when I had the worst panic attack of my life. It was to the point where I was shaking uncontrollably, mimicking a seizure. I've been through the slew of doctors, tests, meds, etc.....and the result is always the same....test are normal, you suffer from anxiety, seek therapy. I'm apprehensive of therapy because I have people to talk to and no secrets to hide, so Idk what underlying causes they could unearth. Plus I have a psychology degree so it would be like watching a magic show already knowing how the tricks are done. I haven't had a full blown panic attack in the last two weeks, however....every day I wake up and immediately feel lightheaded, pressure all around my head, dizzy etc. I don't always feel 'on edge' but the feelings in my head are concerning. I'm aware of my anxiety, too aware. I'm aware of every breath I take, literally every breath. The pressure in my head maneuvers itself with each inhale and exhale I take like the ebb and flow of the ocean's waves....sounds elaborate, but that's literally the best way I can describe this feeling. Im not OCD, I don't think I'm going to die, I don't have any specific visual triggers (open to the possibility that there are some though), and I honestly don't harp onj negative thoughts. I'm anxious of my anxiety, I'm fearful of my fear, I'm afraid of being atraid. This head pressure and overall anxiety BS has become debilitating. Some days are hopeful and others are hopeless. I've been on effexor, lexapro, Zoloft, buspar, and hydroxizine...all of which make everything worse. I've attempted self-medicating with xanax on occasion when I get to the point of tears or my insomnia will not subside. I'm sure that's not the healthiest option but it works after I get over the anxiety of taking the pill. Anyways....I'm hoping I'm not alone with this. Just looking for support and kind words. Does anyone. Else have this intense head pressure? Will it ever go away? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cope with it or get rid of it? Also, on another yet similar note....does anyone suffer with HPPD...Hallucinogenic persistent Perceptual Disorder? I feel like some of my vision issues are characteristic of this....but could also be my intense anxiety. I'm a mess! Help!