I'll try to make this short.
I'm only 17, but when I was 16 in May of last year, I went on a school trip and apparently had a panic attack. I had NEVER had one before until that day and I ended up in the hospital because I didn't know what was going on. After I returned home the next day I was fine. No anxiety, not panic attacks, I still went out and did things, went places far from home. My second panic attack was at work one day in October I hadn't eaten all day and it was 4 in the afternoon after school. It hit me really ffast and I thought I was gonna pass out. After I went home that day I was fine. No anxiety after that either. Went out, went back to work I was fine. Then in January I went to school after Christmas vacation and all of a sudden I couldn't function there or anywhere else. I got panic attacks at school a few times that week, and from then on I've been an anxiety machine. All of a sudden I can't go out by myself anywhere. I used to be able to drive myself to the next town over to go shopping and now the thought of driving anywhere by myself freaks me out. I had to skip out of my graduation trip with the class because I knew I couldn't handle it.
I have no idea what is going on. I just dont want to be alone anywhere. Well, I can be alone at home, or if I drive around town and do things on my own I'm fine, but going to the next town over I cant.
This happened all of a suddend and it's weirding me out. Before all of this I was happy and carefree and now i'm just trapped and cant do anytthing.
Can diet cause this? Cause I am a teen and defintely dont eat healthy... and I know I have PTSD from previous events in my life that I've never been able to actually deal with. I just graduated and after my junior year I just got all panicky about getting done school.
I just want to be independant again. I can't stand depending on other people to make me feel safe. I want to feel safe in my own skin!
Any advice on what I can do? I refuse to take any meds, that is a definite no-no.