Thanks for the reply psort,
I'm not sure what exactly triggered it, but a few reasons come to my mind.
I had been sick for years before the anxiety started, I think it's just the next level of my illness.
At that time I was a vegan, ate mostly raw, which is terrible for blood Sugar and the adrenals, most of my diet consisted of fruits.
I also skipped my meals a lot, didn't eat lunch, over-exercised, stayed up late, till 2-3 am, sometimes morning...terrible lifestyle, I know.
I was also under a lot of stress..I was going to move overseas and the thought of doing so was giving me a lot of pressure. Finally I had to cancel my plans, I was just too sick and emotionally unstable. I couldn't handle anything, everything upset me, made me stressed, on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
I started getting this tired but wired feeling, at night I'd jog on the streets for hours, sometimes till 1-2 AM because I was so agitated.
It was a new thing for me, cause before I was always tired and depressed, not hyper and anxious.
In the meantime I had my Amalgam fillings removed, after which I got even worse.
I've been on a hypoglycemic diet (no more raw vegan) for a while now and do all the things you mentioned. that alone didn't make me any better though. but I'm sticking to it, since I know it's essential.
I also don't like the whole term adrenal fatigue, I prefer adrenal/HPA axis dysfunction, but it's just easier to write AF, since that's what everybody calls it.