I don't know how my anxiety started?

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Hi, I'm Joel. Basically, since I was around 16 in my last year of school I started breaking down about the world ending from natural disasters and such. For a year I feared even leaving the house because of how scared I was. Then once that died down, I gained a new phobia of vomiting and felt physically ill for 2 years. Now the fear of the "end" is coming back and it is really paralysing me from living my life. I have no job and most days I don't even leave the house once. I don't really know where to go for help and everyone around me that knows about what I go through (my mother) thinks I'm just going through a phase or blames it on drugs (I don't take any). It's just getting harder to cope with knowing this won't go away and it's slowly just getting worse. Any words of encouragement or good places to get help would be appreciated greatly. Thanks.

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    Sorry forgot to say I'm 19 now
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    Seen your GP?
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    You need to learn cbt so you have a grip on whats happening inside.your doctor needs to be aware as well, as they have meds to help uou until you figure out what strategies help you self calm.panic attacks and anxiety tend to run in families so one of your parents must be more anxious then the other. Its getting harder to cope because you are feeding into the negative thoughts and fears. They have group therapies around if you look in your area. 
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    You can download anxiety for dummies with cbt. Make sure it is the one that says cbr on it too. Get the audio book version so you can replay it over and over . Like brainwashing so you really understand it and then apply it to your situation. Also learn proper breathing techniques. Belly breathing from mindfullness techniques. Have ni expectations expect that you will get through this and be patient with yourself. Stay away from any illegal drugs, vapes or alcohol. The a solute last thing your body needs is more chemicals thrown into it or anything that would cause your body to be effected in a spped kind of way. Until you get a grip on what is occuring inside of you best to stay away from all sodas and caffine as well. Your body needs proper nutrition and exercise to properly function under any circumstance. You are very fortunate you live in a time you can access many resources through the internet. 
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      What is cbr? Sorry I have no idea about any of these abbreviations. I live in Guernsey, it's in the Channel Islands. To be honest I haven't done any exercise since I left school l, I binge drink on the weekends and smoke heavily.
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    Sorry for the typos. 
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    Smoking won't help believe me it feeds adrenaline into the body which makes anxiety worse so try to cut down as much as possible. U can have a drink but binge drinking again will make everything worse. Go back to ur gp tell them exactlt what u feel how hard life is for u at the moment and that this is affecting ur day to day life like not leaving the house. Stay away from Dr Google worse thing ever.

    Talk to friends and Sir down with ur mother and explain to.her u need her help.and surport.

    Gets some anti anxiety meds in the short term and demand from ur gp that u need therapy.

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