Hi, I'm new to the site and am trying to tackle my anxiety problem and subsequent increase in panic attacks. My attacks used to be confined to lifts/elevators and getting on the Tube in London. Oh and of course giving presentations. However, for some reason the attacks are hitting me from all different directions now and in situations which never caused me concern before. In supermarkets, when I have to make an important telephone call or when someone asks me to buy a few pints down the pub - I get the shakes and can't pick the glasses up. Infact, it's the shakiness that's really freaking me out. For the first time this morning, when I got up, I couldn't put my lenses in coz my hands were shaking so much. I had to calm myself down and do some breathing exercises. I called my GP for the first time about my problem, as I really felt I couldn't got to work - which is not really an option as i run my own business. He wants me back to see him next week and then maybe a therapist. He has prescribed me Valium but said to try not to take it. I've never taken this before - does anyone have any suggestions or advice?
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