A little bit of a long read, but just looking for some ideas.
I'm a 25 year old male, and I've been heavily dealing with what is believed to be anxiety for about a month and a half now. I'm not a doctor, but I believe I could have GAD (worry a lot about things and always fear the worst), but it's never taken over my life until now. About two months ago I had a panic attack for some reason (still seems odd to me how it started, but I guess it could make sense). My wife and I recently bought a house and a lot of my former activities are gone due to money, I hated my job, and it was a Sunday night right before the work week.
Anyways, two weeks later, my wife (who seems to be my point of calm) was away at work. I felt a little short of breath that night and had another anxiety attack because I was afraid I was going to get another attack the like two weeks before (awesome!). After that it's been good and bad for the last month or so. I ended up going to the hospital that weekend and they said everything physical was fine. I went to a therapist who didn't tell me much other than it's possible (going back in a couple weeks).
My problem lately has been that I really feel it's anxiety. That should be good because I'm a hypochondriac and I was afraid all this was a physical disease all along. But it hasn't been good. During the work week I feel ok. Work has gotten better and I'm pretty busy in the day. When I get home I relax with the wife for a bit before going to bed and start over. My biggest problem has been the weekends. If I am bored for any period of time my mind races and I get horrible anxiety (maybe even depression). My wife and I just got back from a week in VA beach, with a packed schedule, but every second of down time made my mind start racing.
I don't want to feel like this every second of down time, and I don't want my wife feeling like she has to constantly take care of me because of this. I want to feel how I did two months ago before I knew I had anxiety issues. I had anxiety, but I could keep it to myself because I didn't know it was anxiety (if that makes any sense). Anxiety about anxiety, and thinking about that over and over has taken over.
Btw, a little other information, I'm extremely happily married, and don't feel like I have anything to be depressed about or know why this anxiety has come up as it has.