Beth, Part of your anxiety could be that you are trying so very hard to "maintain the image of the normal happy teenager" There is no such thing! All of your peers have issues and problems that they are trying to hide. Sit down with your parents and tell them. Get help now before you end up strugging with this for the 20 years that I have... and I have a very supportive family that I found out when I went to them that they too had anxiety/panic problems! Be honest and hang in there.