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Hi. My name is Mary. I have been suffering from severe anxiety for the past three years. Actually, I've had some anxiety for years, but nothing nearly as severe as it has been for three years. I have no life, it makes it almost impossible to function, I have never had to deal with something this awful before. I also have agoraphobia and have difficulty leaving my apartment unless certain people are with me. I'm beginning to think that my medication may be causing this terrible anxiety I call "the terror". I'm on benzodiazepines and they do not help as much as I need them to. Does anyone else have ideas about what causes this level of anxiety? There are no logical reasons for me to be this fearful or have this anxiety. Will someone talk to me who may have experienced something similar?

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I can't say I'm in the same situation, but reaching out and getting the help you need is a good start. I admitted myself to a clinic to get some sort of structure back in my life. And it worked. If you fear your meds are causing these issues, or aren't working as well as they should, tell your doctor. All meds don't work the first time. You've gotta get the right formula to get on the right path.

Tons of men and women here can help, don't be afraid to lay it all out. It's a safe space, and were all glad you came to seek some help and guidance!


Hello, I understand how you feel, it is awful - I have just come out of an attack. Some med's can cause these reactions, I usually research every med I put in my mouth - as there have been bad reactions to them. I am Buspar and Lorazapam for my problems, My acrophobia has gone away thank goodness.

I would talk to my Dr. if need be find a psychiatrist who helps with with anxiety. Some of the help I am getting now is with a Nurse Practitioner they know a lot about med's. Also if you can find one a support group.

That is all I can think of in this moment, other members will have some help for you. I wish you well. If I lived near you I would suggest going for a walk, it would do us both good. For now I send Love, Hugs, Peace and Healing. Sprinkle 1.

p.s. Go online they have a Lot of info. in Google.


Hiya Mary! I can totally understand where you're coming from. I've been suffering from extreme anxiety since I was 5 years old. One of the most important things is remembering you're not alone in this. I have a plaque in my room that says: "Courage does not always roar...Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'". Baby steps. There are lots of nice people here who will listen. I'm always here if you need an ear to bend or a shoulder to lean on.




Sorry your struggling. I understand and hope you feel better. Look forward to the good days. Your not alone.


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