My name is Rachel. I am 25 years old and I have recently been dealt the lovely hand of anxiety/panic disorder.
I never had anxiety until about a year ago. I had no idea what it was in the beginning. I believed something was severely wrong with me (sick, brain tumor, cancer). I started to have minor symptoms with minor attacks. They eventually progressed into full on panic attacks. I began waking up in a state of panic and worried how my days would go. I began seeing a counselor for my anxiety, which really helps. At one point it go so bad I went to the Dr. so that I could be prescribed medicine. The medicine made it even worse! I eventually took a leave of absence from my job, eventually quit my job, looked for a new job, and it slowly faded away.
I am now a month in to my new job and the anxiety has slowly crept back into my life.
Everyone has their days and I hope one day to have full control over this evil.