I'm new and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a 32 year old male who was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at age 12. I've been on Paxil for the better part of 15 years. My anxiety has changed over time. When I was young, it was all centered around panic attacks. For the most part, I'm in control of the panic, but ever since I became a father of twin boys (June 2013), I have suffered from Health Anxiety. I'm always thinking I have some terminal life-ending disease and that I won't get to watch my boys grow up. Currently, I'm stuck in the vicious anxiety cycle of having real physical symptoms (dizziness and trembling being the most prevalent) which, in turn, cause me to worry even more. I believe that my mind is so inwardly focused on every feeling/sensation in my body that I'm only making my physical symptoms worse.
Anyways, thanks for having me and I'm looking forward to chatting with everyone.