Help - Severe Anxiety

Hey guys,

New here because I've become desperate to know and relate to someone who is going through the hell that I'm currently going through. I've been to the ER twice now because I've had symptoms that made me feel like I was having a stroke. Both times they've turned me away, saying there was nothing wrong with me and that I was in perfect health. It was the most severe symptoms of anxiety I had ever experienced in my life ever. Since then I've gone to therapy and seen my psychiatrist who prescribed me Prozac and Xanax. Currently I am taking 40 MG of Prozac a night and one .50 MG of Xanax twice a day, one in the morning, one at night. It's been 2 weeks of this and the physical symptoms of anxiety (nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, constant fear of dying) have not gone away, and I feel absolutely hopeless they'll never go away. And I'm terrified of being physically addicted to Xanax and having a seizure as a withdrawal symptom from stopping it. I'm an impatient person so maybe I just need to give it more time, But every day is hell. I can't take much more of this. Please help, I need hope right now that this is temporary and will pass soon

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  • How long have you been on the medications?

  • 2 weeks now

  • Please try to be gentle with yourself. Alot of times it can take 4-6 weeks for the medicine to reach full effect. And please try not to worry too much about xanax withdrawal. If you follow your doctor's advice you should be just fine. I have been taking it as needed for a long time and have had no problems.

  • Thanks. It's just so hard to be patient when the symptoms are debilitating and I can't live my life. When did your symptoms go away?

  • Hi! i know its hard and i know you are trying your best but still struggling with everything. i have had anxiety disorder for as long as i can remember. it started getting worse last year. All i can tell you from my experience with this disorder is that not all days will be bad, some days will be good and better than others. always hang on to hope no matter how hopeless situation seems. it will get better . dont worry. join gym or yoga classes cuz exercise brings positivity and lifts mood. you have nothing to worry about . you will recover . you will get better. always take your meds on time, exercise, opt for cognitive behaviour therapy and find out wat triggers anxiety in you.

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