Are obsession and anxiety the same thing. Long story short, 6 months ago a slept with a prostitute, deeply regretted, and had myself under the microscope lookin for anything. Month and half later, I noticed a bump on lip Dermotologist said it was a wart and froze it and 2 other real small ones on hand. Still have couple on hands. I don't have any on my genitals but have been obsessesed with the whole possibility, as I've done much research on the virus that causes all warts. I got tested for everything possible and all was negative but theres no test for genital warts, unless you have them. I've been to a hynotist that gave me a tape of the session and it does help me relax, I've been seeing a social worker and he annoys me. This is pretty much what I think about 24/7. I been seeing a psyciatrist. They say I have (GAD) but I'm not so sure because before this I was fine...for all intensive purposes. Maybe a little generalized anxiety but not an obsession like this. My psyciatrist first perscribed me Celexa but I didn't want to have to take it every day and was nervous about side effects and stuff. I went back to her yesterday wondering if there was something I could take not everyday, just for stress as needed. She proscribed me Xanax. I almost filled but have been reading some horror stories about withdrawal. Not sure I really need it. I am hoping for some advise.
Am I just in denial that I have GAD?
Do you think I should take fill Xanax .5 and take just when needed or?
I feel I'm mainly just obessesed with one mistake I made and having a real problem getting over it. I don't want to get hooked on Xanax.
Do you think I have an Anxiety problem or just a bad obsession I need to get over?
Anxiety and Obsession, Are they kinda like the same thing?
Sorry for such long post, any comments appreciated, even if it's just your opinion on Xanax or whatever.
Thanks in advance.