Why is this happening to me? I'm 45 years old and I have just started to have these anxiety feelings for the past three weeks. I am having a hard time coping with this. I hate being inside the house, I like the openness of the outdoors but this is not normal. Why is this happening to me? I am not going to hurt myself or anything but it's hard for me to see how I'm going to live with this for years. This is not normal. I want normal back.