I'm in college, a senior, and I was at one time a happy, productive student that could do anything. Now, I feel trapped and I don't know what to do to make it any better. I'll wake up some mornings and my chest will be so tight and my heart is racing out of control. It makes a normal day at class seem like the worst day on earth. I've had two very bad anxiety attacks in the last month. Last week, I nearly missed all my classes because i was so anxious in the morning I was afraid to leave my house because I was afraid I'd just have another anxiety attack. I ended up going to class anyway, and I had one, it was terrible. I had to walk out of a meeting that I was running! I don't want this to take control of my life! Has anyone dealt with severe anxiety issues?? What do you do to calm yourself down?? How do you stop an anxiety attack if it's already starting?? I can't keep doing this, it's starting to keep me from being able to life a normal life. Is anyone taking medications for this?? I'll talke any advice that anyone has to offer because I just don't know what to do anymore. Please, if you can help at all it would mean so much....I just feel like I'm the only person (out of my friends) that is dealing with this and I don't know how to talk to them!