Resurrecting this thread because I am all over the place lately. I feel like my life has been falling apart around me for a few years now. I've had stomach issues for the majority of my 20s and it has affected my mental health negatively. Just when I had all my questions answered and I changed my diet is when I mentally cracked. It's kind of ironic, but what can you do? Physically I am healthy, but mentally I feel as if I am in ruins. Some days I am so happy and positive that I can conquer my anxiety, but most days I am in tears barely able to get out of bed because I feel like the weight of the world is on my shoulders. I see so many of my friends around me happy and moving on with their lives and I feel trapped and the only place I feel safe is in my bedroom when I am sleeping...finally able to escape the constant running thoughts in my head. I am on my 4th therapist (finally started CBT) and have been with him since Feb. I am not seeing any real changes in my attitude. Certain events set my anxiety off (getting in cars as a passenger, public transportation, etc). I am in constant fear of getting sick and having to go to the bathroom and not being home. When I lose control of the situation (ie: being a passenger), I freak out. My poor family is suffering. They all walk one eggshells because no one knows how I will be when I wake up. I am so depressed...my anxiety follows me around every day like a dark cloud that I cannot get rid of. Just when I feel things are looking up, my world comes crashing back down. I am in a wedding party in a few weeks and I am besides myself with worry that I will get sick during the limo ride or at the church. I just want this to go away!