I need to vent because I know this is a major issue with my anxiety right now.
I am terrified of medications because my mother had a serious reaction to one when I was young.
Dr increased my Escitolapram(?) because my anxiety spiraled out of control recently after years of being fairly stable.
I always have a very difficult time making changes because I am scared of what the medicine may do to me. Welllll the side effects or anxiety took over! So I started looking up side effects of this medicine (bad idea) 😃 Somehow I managed to find that this medicine can cause QT Syndrome!! That has me really scared because that can cause sudden death. I keep trying to reassure myself that I have been on this med since 2007 with no ill effects.
One symptom of QT is fainting, so in turn this has blown my thoughts into overdrive. Now I am twice as afraid I will pass out when I am home alone. I am afraid I won't be able to get help if needed. The panic attack I had earlier was blown up because I keep thinking in the back of my mind I am gonna faint and die!!
Any suggestions on how to deal with this thought process?