I'm new and got here by looking up anxiety online support groups. I've always had terrible social anxiety but I started better managing it a few years ago with 'how to talk' and 'how to be polite' books. I've also been a bit depressive since childhood. I began feeling more confident when I started my new job two years ago but I've felt myself slowly declining for months. Recently it's all come back with a vengeance. One day, out of nowhere, I felt anyway, my heart started racing and I started crying uncontrollably. It turned into an everyday occurrence. I've been crying at work. I cry until I go to sleep. I was waking up at 3 and 4 in the morning. I started to constantly worry about my future. I think of losing my job and health insurance. I think of never getting hired again. I feel incapable of surviving. I went to the doctor and started taking a medicine. It's been a week and I still feel constant panic. I talked to a therapist for the first time yesterday and I still feel lost and worried that I've waited too long to get help and that I could lose it all in an instant. I just want somewhere to talk because I think my friends and family are tired of hearing about it. They're busy with their own lives too of course. Anyway I guess I'm just looking for hope. Maybe someone can tell me if they've gone through this too and if they started feeling better and how? Or if you're going through it now too. I feel so alone. Thanks everyone.