Bipolar IIIt is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare
Hi this is Kitt. First of all, I am very glad to hear that you have a therapist, take a med and your support system is well grounded and understands you.
You may have a biological predisposition to Anxiety that is inherited. According to what you have shared you have a family history of anxiety.
Yes, anxiety can become more prominent as we age but it may also controlled with therapy, CBT training and medication. I wish you the best in dealing with your anxiety and we are all here to support you. Keep posting.
Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season,
I had the same thing happen to me when I was at uni...my anxiety went through the roof. It lessened a little when I graduated, but all the "what ifs" eventually came crashing down on me too.
It sounds like you have really good self awareness and a good support network, use them!! and please don't beat yourself up too much with negative statements that begin with " how am I going to..." they are evil, nasty thoughts!!! Kick em in the teeth!
I think a visit to the dr might be a good idea, just to check what options there might be for you. best of luck with those icky thoughts!