Happy New Year to everyone! Please allow me to introduce myself.
Liza9560 here, and I'm a 35 year-old vocalist in Austin, TX. I've been dealing with some pretty heavy anxiety, panic and what I'm thinking has turned into depression since this past November. I've had a lot of big changes hit me in my life in the last 6 mos., all on top of the normal lameness and loneliness that is life itself.
I've been seeing a psychotherapist, although I've only seen her a few times and now the holidays have intervened on our sessions. I'll resume seeing her next week, along with a psychiatrist proper. The shrink will evaluate me and prescribe a medication they feel appropriate.
I don't drink alcohol; I haven't in over three years. Never have been much of a drug-taker, but I have been a bona fide stoner for years. However, in all this anxiety crap, I have really cut back on the weed; it doesn't make me feel fun any more, sadly. Also, I quit smoking cigarettes about 5 mos. ago.
Hmmm...what else? I dunno. I'm happy to have found this forum. I'm looking for a positive, supportive group through which to learn and grow and heal. This crudola is so frightening sometimes, but I know I can come out on top. Thanks for reading!