I suffer from anxiety, agoraphobia to be exact. My first memory of a panic attack was when I was about 6 or 7. I just remember being "nervous" in certain situations. It became more severe as I got older, but it got 1000x worse when I got pregnant last year. I had severe morning sickness that lasted nearly the entire pregnancy, and my anxiety got so severe that it was difficult for me to leave my house, sometimes even my bed! It was miserable. I lost my job over it, and missed out on so much, including enjoying my first (and maybe only) pregnancy. I manage my anxiety with therapy and natural supplements. I have had huge breakthroughs in the last 6 months and I have been better than I have in over 10 years! (And I'm only 23...)
This is very difficult for me to talk about and I can't even begin to describe my disorder here, but I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone. PM or email me if you want to talk.