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Help:The Return of Anxiety,etc

Hello-1st post here: I googled some question about please help me with my anxiety and it took me here so I will ask for some help or advice. I was diagnosed with SAD and GAD about 20 years ago (I am 56) I started off with Zoloft and Klonopin and 2-3 days per week of psychiatrist visits. Through the years this has now changed to just Efexor and no therapy for over 10 years. A few weeks ago, I found out my job is changing and I will need to move locations
and staff. I have managed the same location and staff for 15 years now and this has caused the anxiety to flare up. I am a textbook example of needing stability-the same routine keeps me grounded and feeling "safe". When I have the least amount of change, I am productive and healthy. I am successful and well regarded at my job and my superiors all know of my condition because I have turned down promotions in the past. They are supportive and only want the best for me and will do anything to get me through this. But now it's me and my demons and all the
typical "what if's" of worry that have now taken over-I forgot how painful this feeling is because I have been managing it for so long now. I came to peace with my limitations and celebrated the things that I can do years ago .I have an older brother with the same anxiety as me(so it's hereditary)but his borders on agoraphobia and is far more debilitating. I guess I'm not sure what to do next-my past doctor who treated me retired and moved to New Mexico, so even the thought of finding a new doctor is another worry. This work move isn't supposed to happen for 9 months but the worry is consuming me already-today has been the worst of it. I need some objective advice or anything that might help me to see some clarity-can anyone offer anything?
Thom
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