I came across this forum while investigating anxiety and depression. I'm a 33 year old guy that has experienced anxiety since I was about 8. For the most part I have been able to what I would call 'take control', but I have had many days and months over the years where it has ruined my life. Just now it has taken me half a day to write this and then rewrite it a thousand times to make sure it was right and then think in my mind how it would be judged. It's time to put it to rest so I can get on with living the life I want.