Hi....I have never been in a chat room, posted on a forum, or done anything like this before. I have had anxiety and panic attacks for years now. You would think that it would get easier once you learn to recognize them for what they are. It doesn't. I am having one right now. Have been pretty much all day. I was online looking up causes of a sore throat....is that stupid, or what?? Yea...doesn't seem to take much to set one off. Came across this site, and thought "why not?" So...here I am. Maybe it will help to talk to other people that go through this. Anyway, thanks to the ones that recognize that this is real, at least to those of us who suffer. Thanks for making this site. I hope to be able to find some friends, some understanding, and, I hope, a little bit of relief.