Im 23 y.o. female and I've been suffering from anxiety for the past 2 yrs. If anyone can provide some feedback or any related info that would be great!
I was diagnosed with anxiety my junior yr of college. I had couple panic attacks in one week (it was during finals). I could not go to class, was avoiding public places due to the fear of panic attacks. I was put on clonopin and lexapro. I slept a lot, the meds helped; but i still did not feel like normal me. After couple months, instead of clonopin I was put on xanax and i had to take it everytime I felt anxious. I was never a big fan of meds and even though they helped somewhat with anxiety and panic I still felt anxious at times and not myself. I dont wanna go out anymore and I dont want to do things that I used to do. I stopped taking my meds in May, the withdrawals were pretty bad, but the anxiety was even worse. I was in the hospital almost every week thinking that I was going to die or have a heartattack. So in the beginning of senior year I went back on lexapro and zenox just to get through school. In may I stopped taking all of my meds. I don't have panic attacks anymore, but my anxiety and depression are pretty bad. I feel nauseous, very dizzy, get bad headaches, tired, and sometimes I feel like I am going to faint. I get moody and snappy at times, feel disconnected from my surroundings and cry at times for no reason. I want to feel like the old me, but I dont know if I will. My family is not very helpful, they think I make things up and tell me to snap out of it! I dont know what to do! I am starting my first job in 3 weeks and I am freaking out about it too. I dont want to feel like I am going to faint in front of everyone and I dont want to feel nausious or dizzy at a work place and not be able to concentate. If anyone can provide me with advice that would be great!
Thank you all