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Can this be just anxiety?

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I have been suffering from anxiety and panic for the last 3 years. It hit me out of the blue after suffering vertigo one night. I thought I was dying and went to the ER. This started a long road through the pits of Hell. I cannot get past the fear of another attack. I think about my anxiety 24/7. It never leaves my mind. It tells me that this is not just anxiety that I have all kinds of diseases. I am on Remeron at night to help me sleep and Lexapro every morning for anxiety and depression. Does anyone else fell like this can't be just anxiety?

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The constant worry sounds like anxiety to me. You definitely need to get those thoughts under control. I’m on 20 mg Lexapro, and it works great. What is your dose?

20mg. also. I have gotten better than I was when this all started but I just can't get over the fear that it is something other than anxiety. I was once so happy and never had anxiety or depression until that first panic attack.

Anxiety runs on a spectrum, from mild to completely disabling.

It runs in my family, and I have seen it in quite a few of its forms.

Vertigo is a horrible feeling, but is generally not serious. I have it occasionally from an ear infection that was misdiagnosed.

Lexapro takes 2 to 3 weeks to work. Take it easy on yourself till then, ok?

Thanks for the reply. Anxiety runs in my family also.

Yes at one point I felt it wasn't anxiety or panic. My mind convinced me to think it was something way worse. But the more I went to see my doctor and ER visits. It came down to the fact that it is just anxiety and panic. I was seen by my primary care provider, my neurologist, a cardiologist and ER doctors. They couldn't find nothing thank God. It is true this is a mind game. And I'm half way to feeling better. Dont get me wrong ever so often I get that dread feeling that it's something else but I breath and pray. It helps.

Thanks for the reply. That sounds just like me. I am so glad you are getting better and I pray we all can some how find our way out of this mess.

Vertigo is hell. I've had it several times and it is scary. I think it may be related to anxiety because several people I know, myself included, who have anxiety issues also have had vertigo attacks. Kinda coincidental seems like.

Yes it is very scary and I find myself worrying it may happen again at any time. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Thanks for taking the time to reply. It helps to know that I am not alone.

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