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Severe Anxiety...please help!
I have been diagnosed with severe anxiety/panic disorder/OCD and chronic depression. I started taking prozac last november then I stopped in march. I did see a huge difference in myself while being on the meds, but I did stop taking them. But now, my anxiety is worse than it has ever been. I am convinced I have some sort of deadly disease and i am constantly researching any symptom I think I may have. I can't stop thinking about my health, and its taking over my life. One week I think its cancer, the next week, I think its HIV. I have been to the doctors several times of the past two months and I was told I am in good health. But I cannot stop my anxiety. Its driving me crazy! I know I must sound like a crazy person, but I don't know what to do. Is there anyone who can relate to me? And if so, what do you recommend? I can't keep living with this anxiety! But I really really want to live a life without medication. is that possible??? Any advice would be great.
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i say go back dr get back on meds some folks cant live with out the meds its ok to take them , its a part of life and without them your not going to have much of a life . so go back get back on and start living again.
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Hey,

I have major anxiety too, mine is hypochondriasis like yours as well....I found that I needed to go back on the meds.  I went off them when I started feeling better, and my anxiety came back worse than before.... :)  good luck hun.
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Hi i feel your pain i was you 6 years ago exactlly...i had every sickness in the world cancer ,aids but i took it further i had lupis ,rheumitiod arthritis, blood clots, heart blockage, brain tumar, you name it i had it i had every test you could think of spent my life savings and all for nothing im fine its all panic...TRUST ME!!!! i know exaclly how you feel and your gonna read this and want to believe me but you cant i think its part of the illness...Go back on the meds... i only suffer from severe panic and im on klonopin and it works but if you have other issues like depression you should be on a anti depresent also but i feel that they do not work well for panic so speak with you doctor about klonopin it really helps control my panic..good luck to you i was there once and now im altmost med free and feeling good so dont worry you'll find what works for you...any questions please feel free to write to me...///Gina
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Hi there. First of all you don't sound crazy. I really think that it would be a good idea to go back to the doctor and see about going on the meds again. You said you could tell the difference before when you were on them. I get health anxiety too, and trust me googling all my symptoms drove me crazy. I think you're lucky that you did get a medication and you had no side effects and it worked for you. I have tried so many antidepressents and can't take them. So I had to do everything the natural way. I still am not back to my normal self, but continue to try and get there everyday. Please go talk to your doctor and see what happens.
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