I was an extremely independent and successful woman. My anxiety disorder has stolen my life. I have tried acupuncture, aromatherapy, osteopathics, meditation, yoga, and several different medications. The medications either leave me feeling empty or add bouts of depression to the mix. I can live a pretty normal life for the most part. I have a job that is very understanding and a boyfriend who is the most supportive and patient person on the planet, but there are some things that are now out of my reach. I will never again have a successful career, I can't drive long distances alone, and supermarkets plague me. I feel like it's starting to get bad again and I'm scared to try any new medication. I just feel stuck. It controls my life even when the panic attacks are not a daily occurrence. When they do hit, the symptoms are debilitating. Out of the blue, I will have chest pains, trouble breathing, sweating, nausea, and I black out. Since there is no warning, I'm terrified to do anything out of my safe little routine. I feel like a burden to my family and loved ones. I will literally try anything!! At this point, talking seems to be my only option. Please message with any tips, words of encouragement, anything.