Came across the site today. I have suffered from anxiety, panic disorder and depression for as long as I can remember. For the last few years I have held it at bay with medication and varying therapeutic input but I experienced a blip about 6 weeks ago. I work fulltime, stressful job and I found myself getting increasingly anxious, not sleeping, dizzy, panicking. Then the health anxiety kicked in and I imagined I had every disease known to man. By the time I got to my GP I could barely string two words together and couldnt stop crying. He signed me off for 3 weeks. I haven't told my family as they really dont understand it at all and think I should pull myself together and get on with it.
Anyway, feel ready to go to work now, still anxious but manageable. I have come across a book about mindfulness and have been trying that but to be honest I cant quite settle to do the meditation parts.
Anyway, I feel reassured to realise that I'm not the only person who feels like this.