Re: Severe anxiety affecting my life, need some support!
Everyone has worries and anxiety at times, but I would say maybe you need some help with it. I too suffered from anxiety and worry even panic attacks off and on. I am 58 , and in late 2008 early 2009, I became so anxious and worried , and then became depressed. I fought it for awhile but family members were telling me they thought I should talk to my Dr. about an anti-deppresant. I am very anti-pill so this was a big deal for me. Long story short it was the very best thing for me,not only did it cure my depression within a week or so, but I am so much able to handle things, hard to explain. But for instance sometimes I wouldn't want to drive some where if it was alittle far away, wondering what would happen if I had a panic attack, now I don't even think about it, everything is just freeer feeling. I sometimes think about going off the Lexepro, becasue I may not need them still for depression, as my Dr. said I just got into a really bad patch at that time, but would I go back to being more anxious about things? So I am sticking with it, have no side effects, take a lose dose, have been on it since April 2009. Sometimes to much worry and anxiety can bring on depression, I think it deplets something from your brain. Talk to your Dr. about it, you are so young to go through this. Good luck.