Just found your website after doing a search
I've been suffering with anxiety for 10 yrs now. My anxiety has gotten worse over the past 3 yrs and it is getting so I don't want to live like this another day. I take xanax which does help but it makes me tired and lately I just don't want to do anything. I dread winter coming with its gray and dreary days as it makes me just want to stay in bed. Sometimes trying to sleep is a problem and I've often been awakened with panic feelings.
My first panic attack happened 10 yrs ago this month. At that time my whole world came crashing down around me. I had a horrible discussion with my mom due to her lack of concern for me and my family. She was suffering with depression then so I really shouldn't have expected her support. I also had one huge fight with my husband after discovering he had loaned money to our son and was keeping it a secret from me. Needless to say, I also had a few words for my son. Also at the time, my daughter got pregnant and wasn't married and then moved out to live with her boyfriend. And last of all, I had to quit my job as a nurse due to some health problems caused by a car accident. My life was out of control and the panic attack I know was due to all the stress, my body just couldn't handle everything. Now since going thru menopause, the anxiety has gotten worse and now I can't drive for fear of having an attack. I have tried paxil but it made me nauseous. I tried Prozac but it made the anxiety worse. Thank goodness for the xanax but I know it is habit forming but what else is there? I am so hoping that some of you will be helpful and maybe have some advice.
My doctor just thinks I am a nut case. Most people don't understand but this is real and I am so tired of struggling thru each day like this and not enjoying anything. I find just thinking about having to go anywhere causes my anxiety level to sky rocket, please HELP