Anxiety is getting the best of me

I've been suffering from anxiety/panic attacks for a few months now, the last 2 the absolute worst! From the time I wake til I'm back in bed it's a constant battle. I take care of my mom... for 10 years I've taken care of her. I love my mom but sometimes I feel like I'm no good to her. I'm tired of crying and feeling depressed. The overwhelming feeling of fear. My chest and head hurts constantly. I just started seeing a therapist as I don't want to take medication. I just want my life back😢😢😢😢

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  • I can relate. Chest pains have me so worried. I can't help it. I've been dealing with anxiety for several years now and I too, want my life back :/

  • I'm so afraid that this is something I'm gonna have to battle the rest of my life.

  • What do you do for panic attacks?

  • Is your Mom a trigger for your anxiety? If so, try to get a break every now and then. Does she treat you well, is appreciative and speak kindly to you? For Panic Attacks, try to remove yourself from the situation that caused it, go somewhere else and breath slowly. They do pass. They stink when they happen though and remember that they cannot kill you.

  • I have suffered from panic attacks, agoraphobia, and depression my entire life. Medication such as Xanax or Klonipin can be helpful. Has anyone here heard of TMS? It's TranscranialMagneticStimulation and I have just finished my treatment. It's very cool but unfortunately very expensive and not covered by insurance in many states. They map your brain and then focus an electrode on a certain part of your left lobe. It doesn't hurt--it feels like a woodpecker and you just sit there for 20 minutes. It revives neurons and reestablishing connections in the brain to fire and create pathways to increase serotonin. I believe this is the future of psychiatry. I have been very pleased with my results.

  • I've heard about TMS. I would like to try it but i don't know if my insurance would pay. So sick of being sick and tired.

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