Good afternoon all, Hm, I was wondering if the way I am feeling is uncommon and what to think of my current emotions. It seems as though I am suffering from extreme anxiety. I have had emotion problems in the past i.e. clinical depression and have been on several types of medications for this. One day about 3 years ago, I stopped taking my medication cold turkey because one of my close friends found them and made me feel like shit for having to take all the medications for something that was "all in my head." Ever since then, I have not gone back to the doctor and am extremely hesitant to taking medications. I know I am depressed, how else can you explain random sob sessions & the feeling of hopelessness. I mean, I am not too bad off financially and I have a steady relationship and so forth, but I feel horrible inside for feeling like this. I know so many more people who have it worse off then me but still these feelings will not pass no matter what I tell myself. Anyways, lately I have been noticing myself becoming extremely anxious over even the most minute situations. For example, if I know I need gas in my car I will fret over it all night long and up until the moment I get gas, but the feeling of having to stop and get gas will make me anxious in itself. Another example, if I am at a restaurant or a public place in general, I get a feeling that something horrid is about to happen and I start envisioning these things and begin to feel panic. It has not gotten to the point of physical panic yet although I have been there in the past. Today in class, the teacher was discussing a topic and my thoughts took over and I felt as though I wanted to cry; IN THE MIDDLE OF CLASS! I would say that 7/10 times I am driving, I am also crying. I don't know what is causing all of this but it is really starting to worry me. I have a fear/anxiousness about going to see a psychologist/psychiatrist but I think its time. Who should I go see first? I have been to both an uncountable amount of times when I was growing up. These little "attacks" are affecting my everyday life and could start to cause strife in my relationship with my boyfriend. Does anyone have any suggestions? I also do not want to be a zombie like I was before on those medications but if I need medicine then I know I need to take it. Thank you for all your help in advance. Just needed to get this off my chest. Cliffs: I've recently started feeling extremely anxious in what should be neutral situations. Should I see psychiatrist or psychologist first? I have exp. w/ both, but when I was growing up. Please read for further info.