Hello all. I'm a 52 year old woman who comes by anxiety honestly, as I have a family history that would impress any mental health professional. My first episode at age 20 I survived with no meds, no outside help and no understanding of what the hell was wrong with me. Most anxieties were health centered. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a Big 10 university. Fast forward to age 37, anxiety again and 2 small children. Started Paxil which worked beautifully until 6 months ago. Today, I am filled with anxiety again, have horrific panic attacks, and am having trouble seeing a light at the end of the tunnel despite the fact I've mad it through this before!! It's so hard to believe how distorted this condition makes one's thinking. I'm seeing a therapist and a qualified prescriber. I'm doing CBT and am now on Lexapro. Two months of Zoloft didn't seem to change anything. I just started Lexapro 5 days ago and this has been the worst 3 days I've had in years. Thanks for reading my intro. I wouldn't wish anxiety/depression on my worst enemy.