I agree with treester that ultimately you will find a way to deal with anxiety if you decide to have a family someday. You are still very young and have plenty of time to make a decision about
it. At 25 I was not ready to start a family either. Having children certainly is a big responsibility, but it is also very rewarding. To be honest with you, having children hasn't increased my anxiety, it's just changed the focus of my anxiety. In lots of ways I'd say I was less anxious because when kids are little they take a lot of your time and energy and there isn't much time left for worrying!
My story? Got married when I was 28. Started having panic attacks they following year and was put on Paxil than Celexa for a couple of years. Around 30 my husband and I decided we wanted to start a family so I weaned off of the meds. My biggest fear was that I would go back to having several panic attacks a day and totally lose it again. I didn't. My anxiety only increased a little bit. During my first pregnancy I was much calmer than I thought I'd be. For me, knowing that there was a little person growing in me that would not benefit from my stress helped me to stay calm. I had a scare early on and was a little panicky then, but all and all I did pretty well. After she was born, I was sleeped deprived for a couple of months and pretty much walking around in a zombie like state. My body definitely felt weird, but not really panicky. There were a few times when I was having "what if" thoughts and worrying that I was just going to drop dead on the floor or something. Most of the time I was fine though
. Nursing really helped IMO. When you nurse there's a hormone called prolactin that's released and it makes you feel really calm, isn't that cool? During my second pregnancy I was also fine. My toddler was keeping me busy and I didn't have much time to think.
If I were you I would just be careful and don't even worry about
having a family right now. You'll know when and if you want a family when the time comes. I have friends that had their first child at 40+ so I hope you're not feeling like your running out of time. Take care.