I've been suffering with generalized anxiety since I was 15 but I started experiencing full blown panic in January. I became a functioning agoraphobic and let fear rule my life. After losing my job and nearly losing my apartment I decided enough was just that. I am a single parent with little support from family and no support from the fathers. In May I forced myself through a 2.5 hour meeting with a full blown panic attack. A couple of days later I forced myself to eat out in public and regained some confidence. Later that week I drove an unusual route and have been "daring" myself daily since. I still have my symptoms and still frequent doctors when I feel the absolute need but I refuse to continue living in fear. Since June, I have driven to my mothers house in the country, which is 1 hour away and far from a hospital three times, I have driven to Chicago which is a three hour drive to pick up my son, I have been to five interviews with minimal symptoms, and am feeling very confident in the future. I have faith that this will be over soon. I was recently diagnosed as deficient in vitamin d which can cause all of my symptoms including; dizziness, low immune system, muscle spasms, brain fog, fatigue, breathing difficulties and allergies. This makes me feel better because now I know there is a real issue and it's not in my head as many doctors have suggested. My issue now is taking the supplements as I have a fear of medication. Once I surpass this obstacle I think I will be limitless. I hope and pray all of you can find some closure soon!