Hello everyone, my names Rob and I'm 20... I'm here because mu life changed when I was struck down with severe anxiety. Back in 2015 I was just like every other normal person, going out, getting drunk with friends, going to theme parks, travelling and meeting people etc...
One evening in February 2015 I was just playing on my pc after inviting my girlfriend over for a sleepover (just a general hangout night), we were watching YouTube videos on my phone like everything is fine as it always has been, then out of the blue for no reason what so ever I felt hot, sweaty, couldn't breath and basically having a panic attack...I Was relaxed having fun and hanging with my girlfriend, what could possibly of caused me to feel that way. It soon passed and I could breath again but ever since I've never felt relaxed or calm, I cant do any of the stuff I used to do anymore out of fear of freaking out in front of anyone.
I get anxious over the slightest thing now..i used to watch horror movies and now I cant go near them or anything like that without freaking out, ii used to go to college but I was kicked off twice for not turning up again for the same reason of not being able to escape...same goes for travelling to.
Its been 2 years since then and I've just gotten worse, my girlfriend dumped me for someone more normal because she was getting sick of me putting things off because I didn't want to make her or me look like idiots and I guess she got fed up with it. we dated for 3 years so it must of been the cause. im scared that its just going to get worse to the point that I will never be able to sort my life out to which case i will end up a homeless mental wreck when im older .
If anyone could help me find a way to cope or get rid of this I would be grateful. thanks for reading. I look forward to hearing from similar people.