So not many people know this about me. But I have a moderate panic/anxiety disorder. I refuse to be medicated for it because Ive been there done that once already with medications for my Fibromyalgia, I just blindly followed my doctors advice and sadly got addicted/dependent on the pain medication. I opted to stop taking it, however I got really sick and had to be put on a medication called suboxone (which I hate as well). Anyway, because I do not use medication, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. However I have learned of ways to try to keep in in check. Unless there is something pretty stressful going on, or I accidently get served caffine products etc (this actually happens a lot with resturants etc) I have managed to keep in in check. Which is why I LOVE fish keeping so much. I find it so soothing and on some of my bad days, all I have to do is go sit in front of one of my tanks and just watch and talk to my fish and it really has a calming effect on me. I think this is why I grew so attached to this hobby so quickly. They say that petting dogs and cats can help with this sort of thing, however I think fish keeping does too. Anyone else experience this?