Anxiety, generalized anxiety is my nemesis. It can go for years and then creep back in and take over my life for long stretches of time. I am in the midst of one of the anxiety episodes. Historically, if the anxiety goes on for a period of time it morphs into depression. I have been on Zoloft for many years and had felt so good for so long that I had begun weaning myself of it with my GP’s guidance. Then boom Anxiety party starts up. I take Benzos during the real bad breakthrough phases. Unfortunately I have a resistance to them because I also have a Vestibular (balance) condition that uses Valium as part of treatment. Ow heading back to Doctors to start the medication evaluation process which all know can take a long time. Scared.
I am 59. Retired early.