Hello fellow anxious friends,
I have never joined a community like this before but recently reading boards like these have really helped me through my ordeal.
About my ordeal: I have always been prone to anxiety, overthinking, and mild OCD. Once a scary thought pops in my head it sticks around, but usually fades after a while. This is why I've never seen a need to get help before since I'm usually able to handle things on my own. That all changed this year. I had my first full blown panic attack which lead to me being terrified to leave the house. Luckily when it happened the first time I was on a break from school and didn't need to face the world. I decided it was time to get some help and went to a psych who put me on lexapro. I've been on it for just under a month and I can tell that it is helping me. I still have anxiety but I'm waiting for it to go away. Last night I had a pretty scary episode which has made me very depressed today and that is why I joined this site to try and get some comfort. (I've posted my issue in the meds forum)
About me: I am a college student. I do well in school. I love pets. Especially cats. I have a boyfriend and a pretty good social life (when I'm not a ball of anxiety) I have a job that requires me to be present and happy at all times which is difficult. I've been officially diagnosed with GAD and OCD. I am on 15 mg lexapro and occasionally 20mg propranolol.
My anxiety is mostly in my stomach, like butterflies. When I start having panic attacks it feels like the rise up all through my body.
My OCD is weird. I have a lot of doubts about a lot of things.
So, hi everyone!