I've never posted on a forum like this before, but i truly need some answers here.
I'm a 15 year old girl.
I have anxiety. I'm currently waiting on an appointment with a counselor.
But i almost feel like i cannot wait much longer. I have been dealing with this since August/September. But It has been flared up for the past two months. I sometimes have panic attacks, often at school. I start to cry during them, so it is obviously embarrassing for me. I've been very irritated with everything, even flipping out at my parents for little things. I am seeing my school's guidance counselor, but I dont seem to be getting much help from her. I have also been experiencing very embarrassing symptoms, such as bloating, gas in social situations, and insomnia. I am taking Melatonin which has helped with that, but i have found that the gas has been worse since beginning to take it. I am home today from class because it was unbearable. A boy in my class went to sharpen his pencil near where I was sitting, and he stopped to talk to a few girls and their eyes darted to me. I'm worried that the gas is starting to affect those around me, thus making me very overwhelmed and upset. All of these things have made it very hard for me to function on a day to day basis. I would like to ask if any of you have had the same symptoms, any relaxation techniques, and how to deal with this gas when I am out in public..
sorry that it was long, thanks for reading if you did.:)