Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone here had a emotional support animal for their anxiety. I've been dealing with anxiety for almost a year now and sometimes if not all the time it's horrible. Sometimes for no reason. Which leads to me panicking. :/ I've never had anxiety before and used to think it couldn't be as bad as people say. Man was I wrong :/ I've had bad reactions to meds before where they have left me either extremely depressed to I didn't know who I was. Ever since then just thinking about it makes me anxious. Tomorrow I have a doctors appointment and was wondering how I go about asking my doctor if I am able to get a esa. As of right now when I have my attacks. My 3 year old is able to take my mind off it. We play as if I wasn't having an attack and even though he has no idea what I'm feeling because I act normal as possible he helps me just by distracting me. Unfortunately he starts school and that gives me more anxiety because it's separate anxiety because he's going to be away from me for the first time which makes me also sad :/ which I heard is a lot for moms. With him at school and me home by myself I feel as if a esa would fit me perfectly because the dog would be able to distract me from my attacks like my son does. How do I go about asking? This is making me nervous just thinking about asking. If you have a esa, how does it help your anxiety?