I'm new on the boards , I've suffered anxiety the few years esp the last 20mth. Its got very bad last 6wks or so. I've got a new g.p also. I'm on meds for a under active thyroid but the g.p want to put me on something for anxiety. Lexpro ( sp). Anyway I've always been against meds as I'm worried about side effect ect. But I've got to a point where I can't go on like this, I feel no happyness or joy in my life not even from my 2 kids who are everything to me. I use to love travel but at Easter when we went away to Disney Paris it was awful! I hated every minute of it. I had an anxiety attack at the airport ! Don't know how I got on the plane. I live alone with the kids (ex lived abroad so doesn't see them). I never see friends anymore only 1 who know a little about how I feel. I just feel so alone and low. I'm so tierd of having no energy and having this constant dread. I'm tierd of pretending I'm ok!!. I'm so upset that my passion for travel has turned to fear!". I've no summer hol booked as I can't get on a plane alone with the kids again. But I'm back to the g.p Tuesday and I need to decide what to do re: meds or is there another solution to anxiety.