Just signing up today......Just coming to terms that I am suffering from Anxiety/Health Anxiety and have been looking for some type of support from others going through the same. Most of what I saw on "Google" was all so negative and I am really needing to talk with others that have been where I am and have worked through it and leading a life that isn't controlled by their anxiety. I had several medical issues last year and I guess that's when this started to come to a head. I had no less than 6 sinus infections, abssessed tooth, several prostitus infections, and back injections, so I was on about 12 rounds of antibiotics over a period of 10 months.
I started having stomach issues with all the antibiotics and always worrying about what was next. I started sleeping less and less, having restless leg issues in bed, rapid heartbeat and light headed. Still had no clue I was having anxiety, after I had a panic attack, I went to the Doctor and he prescribed Xanax....I took that, but was worried I was addicted and went back and asked the Doc if I was addicted, he laughed and said no, but thought I should go on Lexapro and told me I was suffering from anxiety. At first I was glad to hear I wasn't addicted to anything and started the Lexapro, but then everything got worst, the insomnia, shakes, overall feeling bad, so thought it was the Lexapro and stopped that after 3 weeks, then I continued to feel bad, assumed it was withdrawal effects of the pills, but it's been 3 weeks since I stopped and I am finally coming to terms with the fact that I had anxiety and now finding out I had anxiety, is causing me more anxiety and a case of depression. I have a good job, great friends, always an on the go guy and never depressed, so this is hitting me pretty hard, but I am determined to seek out help and advise, as well as make the right changes in my life. I have a Doc appointment Monday and am thinking I may need to give some type of meds a 2nd try and work on what I need to, in order to come to terms with my Health Anxiety.
Sorry for the long story, but so far, this site has helped me the most.....it sounds like there is hope and this community is a start in the right direction. Thank you!!!!