Anxiety has been my entire life. I was diagnosed with GAD when I was 10 or 11 years old. i have periods of time where I have mild anxiety where I can function and then periods of time where I have crippling anxiety. I cant talk, eat, sleep, think, drive. I can hardly do anything except walk around like a zombie with my bad anxiety. But I always feel the burning in my stomach and the tightness and beating in my chest from my anxiety. Almost ten years later and I still hope one day I can wake up and not feel like I'm losing my mind.