How to cope with anxiety without medicine?

I've always had some anxiety. I have essential tremors and that gets pretty bad at times which in turn makes my anxiety worse. When I hit my twenties the tremors started getting really bad. So I went to the doctor and got it diagnosed and put on meds. The med was propranolol and it ruined my life. It took six... show more I've always had some anxiety. I have essential tremors and that gets pretty bad at times which in turn makes my anxiety worse. When I hit my twenties the tremors started getting really bad. So I went to the doctor and got it diagnosed and put on meds. The med was propranolol and it ruined my life. It took six months to get off of it because my doctor refused to let me off so I had to ween myself off on my own. Then my anxiety got worse. I started having panic attacks. My normal panic attack consists of being extremely frightened, heart pounding fast and hard, looking around the room like I need to escape, uneven breathing, and sometimes crying. I've been off the medicine for seven months now and the anxiety seems to only be getting worse. I wake myself up out of sleep at night I sit up in bed, heart pounding and grab at my chest thinking I'm dying. I have no idea why. It takes a few minutes to focus on my surroundings and telling myself repeatedly that I am okay. Sometimes I have to turn on the lights. Most nights actually. And every day I come up with two new diseases to diagnose myself with. Usually by the end of the day or sometimes days later I realize that wouldn't be possible. But every day I believe I am going to die. I feel trapped trying to cope with my anxiety. I'm too afraid to be put back on medicine because of last time. What can I do. How do I stop this fear and how can I sleep better at night. How can I get my life back.
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