Really poor self image

hey guys I need some help. I've never posted here before so sorry if I break any rules or anything. But I need help!! ive got pretty severe performance anxiety that has done nothing but get worse and worse over the last few years!! Ive seen doctors, therapists, psychiatrists etc and nothing seems to work. Ive been working on myself and pushing myself to do new things and make small improvements but the last few months its totally out of control. Ive no libido, at all, constant self doubt and panic attacks weekly. Its even beginning to disrupt my sleep!! im at a loss. I constantly feel like I am being judged I always feel these eyes on me telling me I am a failure. Someone looking at me the wrong way is enough to make me run away crying. Basically im a mess I need advice.

Is it possible to control this without medicating? Having to put chemicals in my body to love myself is something I can't stand. How do I calm myself down before I go to sleep so I don't have a panic attack as soon as I lie down?? Any tips you guys have found sucessful??! Thanks for reading, it felt good to write some of this down – peace.

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Thanks for your share and I'm sorry you are feeling this way. In the past I've tried breathing meditations. Just starting with 5 minutes, then each day doing a little bit more. Doing this consistently each day and in the morning is a great way to start the day and helps the body create positive habits. Here is one example, but there are many examples: 10/08/6-breathing-exercises-to-relax-in-10-minutes-or-less/  

Also, I've been practicing yoga for many years which has been very beneficial to me... there are also free classes online... again starting small, just a few minutes each day is better than once a week. Just taking a small step is a big win!

I hope this helps.