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Offline Deanna

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New to Anxiety Zone but not to anxiety!
« on: April 24, 2014, 02:05:09 AM »
I'm Deanna.

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!
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Re: New to Anxiety Zone but not to anxiety!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 09:28:33 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Good to have you as a member. Here you are with like minded people. People who understand. As we all suffer from something or other. So feel free to ask any questions. Our members are always willing to help others out. Good chatroom too. 3 posts to enter the room.

Find the correct section of the forum that suits your condition and create a new topic on it. This is just a welcome section. Never really get the same amount of help in this section as you would on the other sections of the forums. So whatever one suits the questions you are asking. Get much better answers.
All users of the chatroom must be 18 years old or over. The room is off limits to anybody under the age of 18.
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Re: New to Anxiety Zone but not to anxiety!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 11:54:26 PM »
Hi there! I'm new to the site as well. I ready your introduction and it seems like you've been on several medications as well. I found an all natural pill called Panicyl on amazon and it actually seems to work, for now anyways.

It has no side effects so that's always a plus because that is always the worst part of any anti-depressant or anxiety medication.  Anyways, just throwing that out there because it never hurts to try!  I hope you find some peace on this site, I know I sure hope the same for me! It's always nice to take to people who share the same issues. Unfortunately I don't know anyone in person who really shares my struggle lol.
Good luck and be well!

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