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Anxiety board

I have been suffering from anxiety and panic disorder for about 8 years. In the past I took Paxil and Ativan and currently Im taking Lexapro and Xanax. The Lexapro has controlled my panic attacks and the Xanax helps when I feel like I just can't take it anymore. I still feel that Im very anxious most of the time but I get by. I have suffered for years with the feeling that something is wrong with me medically, something more than anxiety. I went through a period of time where I was spending a lot of time in the ER getting heart tests and lab tests run. Everything has come back normal and they call it anxiety. Deep down I still feel there is something wrong with me, but I have convinced myself to just live with it and try to believe its just stress and anxiety causing these things...including heart palpitations and arrhythmias, sweating, trouble sleeping, fatigue and tons more. I am wondering if anyone has those same symptoms. Id like to hear about your experiences.


I have been suffering from generalized anxiety for years with depression. For a while, I thought I had AIDS, I read everything about it, then I was so relieved when I tested negative. I worry about everything. I recently had an episode where I became constantly anxious and tensed up, twitching, pacing, thoughts racing, sweating, couldn't even shower or eat or go out of my house. I felt the anxiety take over my body physically. I was so scared. I didn't go to the hospital because I dont' have health insurance. I talked to my dr instead and she prescribed Klonopin which worked but i know i can't be on it forever. I also restarted paxil again 5 days ago. and I'm going to therapy ,starting again this monday. Maybe I will ask them what type of therapy they're doing on me and request they do cognitive behavioral therapy. that's the most common type used now isn't it? I know how you feel about having long term anxiety for years. you are not alone. we are not alone.