I'm twenty-three years old and began showing symptoms of anxiety around the age of four. My mom says I was "scared of everything and scared of nothing." My anxiety symptoms grew more severe as I neared my preteen years and severe depression and social anxiety took over. For a whole summer, I was trapped in my room because interacting with others had become increasingly panic-inducing. I began to have panic attacks around the age of about nine or ten. My parents thought they were temper tantrums and that I was "making myself sick." From age thirteen to age nineteen I suffered from severe depression. Now as I become older, the anxiety is more of a concern for me than depression. I feel the depression is becoming less severe and that the anxiety is increasing. I took Zoloft (200 mg), Wellbutrin (600 mg), and Abilify (10 mg) as a combination during the later part of high school and beginning of college. I went without meds for two and a half years from around 2010 to 2012, which was a huge mistake! I found a new psychiatrist and was put on 30 mg of Cymbalta, which did not work for my anxiety. When the dose was increased to 60 mg, I had terrible side effects that caused my doctor to keep me on the lower dose. I tried to get by with the tiny amount of Cymbalta I could handle without side effects, but it was not working. Now I am titrating up on Prozac and so far have increased to 40 mg a day. I feel much better, but I might need to go up to 60 mg soon. I seem to do very well with SSRI's. I also have a number of other chronic illnesses, but I am tired of typing and they are not anxiety-related. Lol!