I'm new to this page. I have had anxiety and panic disorder for almost 8 years. Initially it was so bad that I could barely function. I spent most of the time looking for answers. Why is this happening? What can I do to stop it? How long will it last? I've sought help from countless doctors and specialists and healers. I've had blood work, saliva testing, MRI of my brain. And I played psych med Russian Roulette. Some mess worked for a bit, most made it worse. In the end, I'm left with klonopin as needed.
After a while I also went the alternative route: Meditation, biofeedback, reiki, essential oils, Bach flower essence, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and on and on. To be honest, a lot of this has probably helped me more than the western medicine but nothing works to completely erase the symptoms. I still have at least one moment everyday where i feel like I could lose my mind. Most days I can take control but sometimes it gets past me.
The thing is, after all of the time I spent looking for answers, I still find myself with horrible health anxiety. I know too much now and every ache or pain or any symptom, no matter how small, triggers my anxiety and I just know that I'm dying. What I really need to know is this: How do I stop it? I just want it to go away.