It feels so good to know I am not alone. I don't talk much about my anxiety and I am not seeing anyone anymore as everything has become so expensive and I would rather live my life sweeping that part of me under the rug and wearing a smile. I don't want to pay someone over $100 an hour to just listen. I can talk myself through hard times. I currently take 10 mg of Lexapro every night and it helps for the most part. I'm thinking of increasing my dosage a little bit. (My PCP said that was ok.) I have had GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) since like the third grade. I have been on other meds in the past such as Paxil(for like a week), Effexor, and Prozac. I had been taking Prozac for years and it was working well except for the occasional panic attack, until the tmj started in april. My current doctor took me off of it because that was the first person I went to when I started experiencing all these weird symptoms. He said the tiredness and dizziness was due to too much medicine in my bloodstream, which didn't make any sense to me since I had been taking it for so long. And that didn't explain the headaches or tightness in my temples. He just chose to block out that information. I stopped seeing him because after putting me on several different medications and nothing was working, he basically just gave up on me, so I gave up on him. He even wrote me a prescription for xanax and wanted me to take it every night. Yea no. I never filled the prescription. Everyone I knew told me that was bad news and that not only is it addictive, but that xanax is the sort of medication that you only take to calm your nerves during a bad anxiety attack, not the sort of medicine you're suppossed to take every night. Anywayz, I just want this all to be over. I have lived with the anxiety and OCD for most of my life and I know it can be controlled with positive thinking and reassuring pep talks with myself mentally, but mostly with meds ofcourse. I really can't handle having TMJ on my plate as well. I have had doctors tell me that dizziness and light sensitivity are symtpoms of anxiety and I'm sure that's true for a lot of people. But I know what happens to me when I feel anxiety, and these two symptoms only started last april after I went to the dentist. And they started along side the headaches etc. Hopefully, after wearing this splint all symptoms will subside. I mean, that is the whole purpose of wearing this uncomfortable contraption isn't it? Thankyou for listening and for everyone's support and I hope everyone is feeling ok today.