Well, I'm new here and just want to get my story out here and hopefully get some feedback. I have not been diagnosed with anxiety (I have never really discussed it with my doctor) but I feel like it is the perfect explanation of my situation lately. I am 18 years old and have had a really tough time controlling my anxiety the past year or so. I have always been really shy and have a lot of social anxiety (fear of talking to people I don't know, answering phones, ordering at restaurants, etc.) and have always known that I worry far too much. I had thought before that it was just who I was and there was nothing I could do about it.
But during last year, my senior year of high school, my anxiety really started to interfere with my life. The smallest thing would set me off, to the point where I couldn't stop crying, and often making myself physically sick. I was going home from school at least twice a week and I was dry-heaving or vomiting at least three times a week purely from stress, and I just couldn't handle staying at school. I was not being bullied; I mean everyone who knew me liked me. I was very involved in school and had many friends, and my grades were great, but I would still have those times where I just felt that my world was falling apart. During October of that year, there were some complicated family issues that worsened my stress and anxiety; my mom