I've never really thought of myself as a stressed person. I've only really been stressed once in my life a few years ago when my dad was dying and I had some difficulties running my business. My GP prescribed something to help me sleep for a few weeks, work got easier, dad passed away and I felt better after a month or so. But now I have got the same symptoms reappearing for the last month or so - I can't sleep, I have little or no appetite, I don't want to spend time with my amazing pregnant wife and incredible young daughter - my life is so good, but every time I look at them I feel like something will go wrong, I'll get Lung cancer (I've started smoking again secretly after having given up for years), or I'll get made bankrupt etc etc. Seeing this website and reading through the NHS website (during the awful early mornings when I can't sleep) has been a real eye opener. I realised that this is a real thing and I can't ignore it. I need some advice on how to "get over it" and stay happy. Its a relief just to know that some of you guys feel the same and that I'm not alone in it. What are the best things you have found to beat it? I don't really want to try medication but it seemed to work last time and I can't live like this for much longer without going crazy and affecting my personal and work life - any suggestions?? I've tried running until I can't any more Forest Gump style to tire myself out but this doesn't do much, the breathing techniques the same, and mt doctor only seems interested in giving the same tablets as before - any help or stories from other people would be really appreciated.