Hello, my name is Greg. I have had OCD my whole like and developed anxiety about 4 years ago. My anxiety came after having mono and swine flu back to back. My anxiety is pretty much 24/7, besides when I sleep. It gets much worse when I am in public. The main issue is my breathing. I will forget how to breathe normally and go into a panic throughout the day. What makes it worse is I am always aware of my breathing. I all so cannot breathe well through my nose, even after 2 surgeries.
I have seen a psycologist and a psychyatrist, who has given up trying to help me. I have tried many SSRIs, which make me worse. I am currently on Klonopin .5 1-2 times a day as needed, which takes the edge off a bit, but is just a band aid fix. I have also tried many supplements, which haven't worked.
I have cut back on caffeine and cut out alcohol, being they make it worse. It also seems worse if I don't eat for a long amount of time. Just seeing if anyone has a similar anxiety and has any tips. I will try anything.