Recently I put together two and two and realized that perhaps many of the problems I have, might all stem from stress and anxiety I feel on almost daily basis. I've always been nervous individual even as a child but since I was around 13 or 14 (I'm 21 now) this has been getting worse and worse. So the physical problems I deal with pretty much every day are: -irregular bowel movements, is situations that are indeed stressful for most people, like exams, I have to use diarrhea medication. -Sweating (mostly armpits), When I am home and alone this doesn't happen but in social situations this can be a real problem. This sweat is also much worse smelling than regular exercise sweat, even though I use powerful deodorant and bathe it can still smell and this causes me to avoid many kinds of social situations. -I also have almost constantly a dry mouth. Psychological problems: -I feel like I am always either nervous, tired or depressed. -I worry a lot about what people think of me, I'm afraid to speak up or do many things because of this. For example I haven't gone swimming for a few years and I'm not sure why, just thinking about it makes me nervous. I guess it has something to do with being naked. -Going to a party or just meeting somebody makes me anxious it also causes me to drink too much. I don't really like to drink though but it makes social situations bearable for longer periods of time. -I don't really panic but I get these overwhelming feelings of pressure on every inch of my body while my mind is just racing without control. -If I get just the smallest ache somewhere I usually think it's something like cancer until I reason for myself that it's probably not. -I usually see minor problems as huge problems and the minor problems start controlling my life. These are the things I can think of now. I went to a GP yesterday to talk about this and he suggested three things; talking to a psychologist (he recommended one), trying certain type of meditation (mindfullness) and/or medication. He prescribed Mirtazapine 15 mg that I could try for a month until I talk to him again. So... what would you recommend? Is it effective to see a psychologist while taking medication? Has anyone tried mindfullness meditation? Do you think I have general anxiety or am I just big deal out of something normal?