I too would recommend you seeing this counsellor, I think it will benefit you greatly. I also agree that you need to stop that "what if" thinking. You had a panic attack when you woke up, don't start worrying if you are going to have another. Try kicking the stinkin thinkin to the curb, and not worry so much about the what if's and just focus on the staying in the moment now. One moment at a time....
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*