Hello, I'm new to these types I forums but I want to try to reach out to others who are feeling the same. I've been on antidepressants since I was 12, I am now 25 and have gone through a few different ones (currently on Pristiq) . I tried to taper off of it because I wanted to be strong...but last Thursday I was in a fender bender that was my fault and since then my anxiety has hit me like a train. I can barely eat, I've thought everything was wrong with me. Went to the ER because my family doctor was booked. They said everything looked normal but they want me to wear a heart monitor for 24 hours. I've been waking up in a panicked state, I feel useless. It's been over a week now and I just want it to stop, I want to go back to normal so bad it hurts. I just want to know I'll be ok. I'm back on my pristiq but perhaps it will be a while before it kicks back in
I feel like I'm an emotional burden to those around me. I have 2 appointments with my psychiatrist's office and I wish there was some magical trick to fix me. I've lost my desire to do things, to eat, to see my boyfriend. I just want to know I'm not alone, I'm so sad over this. I try deep breathing but just feels like it speeds me up, visualization just turns out bad. Just tell me about how you all feel, how long does it usually take to pass?