New to the group :)


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.

4 Replies

  • Dear Rachel,

    Welcome to this community.


    Marcus xxx

  • Hello Rachel,

    Sorry to hear you are having a bad time at the moment, anxiety is a horrible illness.

    Welcome to the site I hope you gain benefit from others experience of dealing with anxiety.

    I have suffered a long time, but most of the time I manage it, but like you said, we have bad and good days, I hate waking up panicking from an anxiety attack at night.

    I hope your job goes well. xx


  • hiya rach, stick with it, we are all here to help x

  • Hi


    sorry you are feeling this way. As you say there are good days and bad. i try and remember the good days so that they can sustain me through the bad.

    Keep talking on here as a problem shared and all that...


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