Hello everyone I've just joined Anxiety Uk and thoug I would say hi. I'm 44 and have had anxiety all my life. I go through patches that are worse than others. I'm going through a really bad patch now unfortunately.
I started a counselling course in September as I was in a pretty good place then and felt strong enough to cope. Hmmmm how wrong I was. The anxiety has become really really bad and have also had panic attacks. I keep going to cancel the course but lots of people have been urging me to carry on including my doctor. I don't work due to the anxiety and I also have fibromyalgia. I used to have my own flower shop but the stress of it brought on the fibromyalgia. I'm on various medications but I haven't found a med to work for the anxiety. Am currently trying propranolol but its not helping at all. I feel my only choice is to stop the course as I'm feeling unable to function properly. However the course cost me a huge amount of money and apparently there are no refunds for whatever reason. I feel so stuck.