Is anyone else tired of hiding their anxiety JUST to fit into normal society? I feel like I have to exhaust tremendous amounts of energy just to walk on egg shells for other people, so that they don't become bothered by my unrealistic worries, panic attacks, and other various problems. I feel like people should just give me a break and try to understand. What I despise is when people tell me that something is perfectly fine, and that I have no reason to act the way that I do. I used to hide away in my thoughts and feel ashamed and hate the way that I felt. Now the way people act just makes me angry. I usually tend to agree with others, and feel selfish and whiny saying this, but I feel like people NEED to understand and work with people like us much more than they do, instead of making us feel terrible and painfully mask REAL problems. You wouldn't tell a person with a broken leg to shut up and keep it to themselves, so why tell that to someone with anxiety? Saying all of this makes me feel like a weak minded person, as I am always told to toughen up, but maybe, just maybe, WE are the toughest people around. I hold a job, go to college, and keep up relationships all while dealing with something that should cause me to me bed ridden. Sometimes it is so crippling, I do NOT know how I make it, but I do. I guess I'm not as weak minded as I believed. Just needed to get that off of my chest. Feel free to add input.