I'm Lara. I've had mild anxiety/depression since my 20's (I'm 42 now) Previously I took a low dosage of zoloft and then moved to a low dose of Viibryd. I'm not a big fan of long term medications so I tend to take the smallest dose I can.
Unfortunately my anxiety level has increased 100 fold in the last two years due to two deaths in the family, my best friend having severe health issues, loss of a cat I had for 14 years, fighting with a bad neighbor and losing my job. Even though these stressors were either long ago or no longer active, I have found my anxiety issues have remained and have turned into death anxiety. I have a talk therapist and my regular doctor prescribes the viibryd. (This is due to the fact no psychiatrist takes my insurance. Although I may have found one that will take it.)
So I just wanted to say hi. I may occasionally post believing I have cancer. I most likely don't. I'm trying to learn what is a symptom of anxiety and what is actual illness.