About 7 months ago I suddenly developed an almost debilitating fear of thunderstorms. Whenever the sky even darkens I become anxious. My stomach ties into knots, I sweat, my heart feels like it will explode out of my chest, and I become obsessed with the weather channel. I never had problems like this before, in fact there was a time I enjoyed storms. Now it is affecting my daily life, my work, and my sleep patterns. It is tough because I am a parent who trys to appear strong and brave in front of my child. Plus, I live in Florida. When it isnt hurricane season it is still storming... I am not sure what to do to help this pass other then move out of the state, and uprooting my whole life seems a bit drastic.