So, I am offically and medically diganosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Panic Attacks and I suffer from Agoraphobia. Today I am having an exceptionally good day and on my own go visit a friend. Mind you, I hardly ever leave my house to go anywhere unless it is absolutely necessary. Anyhow, we are having lunch at a restaurant and she says she had given up on asking or inviting me to do anything because I never want to go anywhere or do anything. So I said, "You know I struggled with really bad anxiety problems. I hate that I have this condition and wish more than anything in this world for this anxiety to just disappear." Then my friend says that I shouldn't let that from living life and I am putting my own self in a prison. That its just like a cancer patient saying they cant do this or that because they have cancer. What? No. I dont do this or that because I have horrible anxiety symptoms. It litterally feels like I am dying. Like the whole world is going to end. It makes me sad when friends or people who are supposed to care about me treat me like I am faking everything. Like I am making it all up!! I dont want to be this way. Nobody in their right minds would want this. I dont wish this evil anxiety on my worst enemy!! But if people could just feel what this is like for 1 hour or feel just one panic attack they would never doubt us ever again. Sorry, this is so long but my heart goes out to ALL the anxiety suffers out there and pray we all get better once and for all.