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New Member
Jul 11, 2019
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Im new here and it's my first time reaching out on the internet for help. Ive always been a high strung person, but the past two years I have developed severe panic attacks and anxiety. It's like I will convince myself there is not enough air in the room or that I'm having a heart attack. I'm a 24 year old female in good physical condition, but I still have these meltdowns. Driving to work I have more than once gotten so upset that I turn around and drive home. I lead myself to believe men will follow me home from my job and harm me or my fiance. Nagging paranoia about EVERYTHING.

I saw a therapist earlier this year but I don't have insurance and couldn't afford to keep it up.

Anyways, I'm hoping to learn about coping with this from you all! I am getting a bit desperate. I miss the feeling of being happy and relaxed.


Well-Known Member
Aug 7, 2018
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Hi and welcome Itsstormy. You're certainly not alone with your suffering from panic and anxiety. I've been dealing with it over 50 years. Since you don't have insurance, perhaps you could pick up a "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" workbook and try some of the mental exercises in that form of therapy. That book was the basis of an anxiety group I used to attend and was very helpful to many within the group. Just a thought. Again, welcome.


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Jul 13, 2019
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Welcome !!! You're definitely not alone in this battle. Along with a book, perhaps you can find a therapist that will charge on a sliding fee scale. Also try meditations on your phone for free.