I am 16 years old and I have had a generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorders for about 3 years now. Being in high school with anxiety is horrible. When I walk through the halls, I feel like I'm gonna pass out because the halls are so crowded and my school is overcrowded. I don't want to switch schools though because the only friends that I have go to the school I'm currently attending.
Even during class, my chest will sometimes feel really tight and I feel like I can't breathe. I feel like my heart might explode. I get really sweaty and sometimes my hands shake. I am able to hide it pretty well but there have been times where I've had to go to the bathroom and just have an anxiety attack.
I am on Zoloft which is supposed to help with depression and anxiety, but it usually doesn't do much for my anxiety. In the past, I've tried anti-anxiety medications, but they didn't do anything. I'm tired of having these hidden anxiety attacks.
Hello everybody, back after many years, hope everybody is hanging in this AM. Inpatient at hosp for foot infection, have untreated kidney cancer now for last 2 yrs. Woke up at 4 AM. All by my myself, have an older brother out of state but we don't get along, on social security now, think I would feel better if I had people to talk to again, i have a BS in social work, hope I can help people...