i'm 30 and feeling a lot of the same things, though i will admit i'm in a little less of a stressful situation overall. money troubles are the absolute worst. i have had big changes in all the major areas of life within the last year (father dying, first child born 3 weeks later, moved to a new state, 2 job changes and bought a house) and it just took it's toll and i finally kind of broke down. i've always struggled with change (had major separation anxiety and homesickness all throught childhood) and this has just been a little too much. i feel like the addage that time heels all wounds will eventually kick in and i will get past all this and achieve some sense of stability and regain my sense of self - enough to allow me to regularly cope much better with my anxiety issues. but it will take time. medication and therapy helps get me through, but i really think time is what will eventually do the trick. but it's hard to way it out sometimes.
it's always frustrating to hear people who are older than i am struggling because i always hoped that the older you got the more secure you felt in your life, financially, personally, etc. but i guess the reality is that life is very persistant and it doesn't ease up on you as you age. i guess the hope is just that ones coping mechanisms and experience will make things easier over time.
by the way, i've got a lot of visual things, too. mostly floaters, which you've probably read about. they are very common and, though irritating, aren't really anything to worry about. i didn't notice them before my troubles with anxiety began, so i often wonder if i have just become hypersensitive to all stimuli, or if the anxiety caused something to happen that released the floaters. but i think it's probably the former. i also think i had my first ocular migraine a few weeks ago. i had this large flashing light in my right eye, kind of like when you get a strong glare off a road or a car. but it didn't disappear after a few minutes like that usually would. it seemed to get worse and worse, and bigger and bigger. i totally freaked out. fortunately after about a half hour it slowly went away. i didn't have a headache, though i understand that is common with ocular migraines. anyway, i think that's what it was. and that's really nothing to worry about it. but i imagine like most things they are more common amongst people with high levels of stress and anxiety.
glad the forums are helping you out. we all need lots of comforts to get us through and it's nice that you can add something to your list. are you on any medication or doing therapy? if you're on meds, are they helping at all?