Hello fellow anxiety sufferers. I'm 24 years old and had my first panic attack a few years ago. Felt like I was going crazy and that there was something seriously wrong with me. Started having constant headaches on a daily basis and after numerous doctors and tests nothing showed up. So my doctor put me on some meds and referred me to a shrink who diagnosed me with GAD and just prescribed more meds. After a while these did begin to help, I also tried lessening my caffeine and other things that could trigger an attack. I slowly finally got off the meds about 6 months ago and everything was great for a while. But I had also just gotten out of a very miserable and stressful marriage, so that probably helped too.
But just a few weeks ago the severe anxiety and panic came back
It's like I forgot how awful feeling like this can be. I'm once again miserable and feel popping a Xanax is the only thing that can calm me down and help me concentrate at work. I don't wanna have to rely on those to feel better but at the moment it's the only thing that helps. It feels like I'm losing my mind. I'm actually usually a very positive and carefree person, but at this moment I feel mentally and physically exhausted. My whole body aches and I can't make these feelings go away.
I've never been on one of these message boards before, but I was hoping that maybe sharing would help. And knowing that I'm not the only one who feels like this makes me feel a little more at ease. Anyways, thanks for letting me share. And any thoughts or
advice would be appreciated.