I am about at my wit's end with this anxiety I have been experiencing. I've suffered from anxiety all of my life, but the worst onset came a little over eight years ago. It started with a goofy head feeling, which I now know is dissociation, rapid heartbeat, and nausea. I was prescribed Paxil, then Effexor, but my body couldn't tolerate either one of them. Finally, I was put on Lexapro and the drug did wonders for my body. I was able to live a normal life, fly for the first time, and even managed to get through my dad's death without bouts of anxiety. Before I got to this point, though, I ended up giving up my job, and spent about two months in bed. I'm nearly to that point again, but this time, I have no idea why.
Around Christmastime I began experiencing the same feelings of dissociation and nausea, but now that's subsided and I basically feel anxious all the time. I saw a therapist for two months and she kicked me out of therapy because she couldn't find any rhyme or reason to the anxiety. I just began seeing a new therapist who has classifed me as having Anxiety NOS (not otherwise specified). My doctor prescribed me Zoloft, which I will begin taking this weekend, but I'm terrified to go through changing drugs again. I will, as I know it can help, but I'm wondering if there is anybody else out there who feels this way. I feel anxious whether I'm at home, at the store, work, anywhere. It's definitely worse in public, but even when I'm sitting on the couch watching TV I'm axnious. I can't find anything to distract my mind anymore or to help me relax. Does anybody have any advice?