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I'm very new to forums. I'm sorta new to this anxiety thing also. May 17, 2012 I had my first anxiety attack. I was on the way home from a friend's house who lived 20 minutes away, when suddenly it felt as if my heart was skipping beats and I was weak and I couldn't breathe well. I thought I was about to die. Thankfully my brother was driving and stopped on the side of the road to see if I was able to walk. I was. I also experienced dry mouth, shaking and trembling and pale color to the skin. Y'all I was so sure that I was about to leave this earth so my brother rushed me to the E.R and I was told that I had an anxiety attack because all of my vitals were normal. They gave me something to calm me down and it put me to sleep. Ever since then I have been having them constantly. Restlessness, shaking, over thinking, sweating, constantly feeling pulse to make sure I have one, blurred vision(already wear glasses). For at least 2 months I was in and out of the E.R 4 days a week because I was so sure something was wrong..that's when they told me I had Generalized Anxiety Disorder and referred me to a therapist. I went but the therapy place wasn't good so I didn't go back. The attacks would only happen at night, sometimes during the day but not as bad. Now I deal with it on my own even though it's very hard, I cry sometimes because I have noone that actually understands my pain. I read these forums to keep me calm knowing that there are other people that experience this and I'm not losing it. I attend college(freshman) and I work at Bojangles restaurant. I love to travel and it affects my life because I'm afraid to leave the house but if I don't get active I get scared and have an anxiety attack. I have so many symptoms I think of every health issue and think I have it but I always come back normal. When I travel(by car) I have an attack and I don't know why I have them suddenly. It's scaring me really bad..I just want my life back..I need someone to confide in that understands what I go through..I hate the feeling of being TOO cautious. Can someone help me on how to control it?