Im 14 and my "anxiety" or whatever it is comes and goes. I'm the typical social, happy, loud girl but ever since Sep. 2015 (today is March 2016) I've been having anxiety. I had 2x family issues i normally have and I moved back and forth around that time. But every time I wake up to a lot of work, I freeze. I tend to like freak out. Sometimes I start to shiver/shake my hands and legs feel numb or cold and I start to feel really lightheaded. Like it feels like I might pass out. I can't breath. Its really hard to breath, and then I just cry. I just cry. Like a lot. Because of this I would have to miss a couple of days of school. Because this is a on and off thing, my dad thinks I'm over exaggerating and I don't know what's wrong with me. But it's not like I have anxiety and panic attacks everyday, it only shows up when I'm really stressed and it blows up. I feel like I should go to someone for help but I'm afraid that I'm like making this up. I don't know who to go to and I'm unable to really afford therapy either. I don't know if I have anxiety and if I'm getting panic attacks or not. And I know how to 'handle' anxiety though, like breath, step away, talk to someone about it, but that's preventing me from getting the task done. When I do have a 'panic attack' I do all the things it says in the book but that results in me missing the next day of school. I've been calling hotliness when I have a meltdown but these meltdowns come and go. So when it hits, I break for hours, and right afterwards I'm good and normal. Because of that my dad thinks that I'm over reacting.
What do you guys think I have? Is it anxiety? Am I overreacting? How do I get help without seeming like I'm seeking for attention? What do I do?