So I'm a high school student going into my senior year, I should be carefree and having the time of my life right? Well this summer has been a complete nightmare.
I have had anxiety attacks beginning my junior year and they were pretty debilitating. I was not medicated or anything, just talk therapy which helped a lot. I thought I was doing well because they were stopping for a few months.
So mid summer came along and I just finished my trip in Europe and a couple days home I get this severe anxiety attack that came along after my fear that i was having a brain aneurism. So after that decreased, i felt nauseous, acid relflux, dizzy, chest pressure for the next 2 weeks on and off. My face would go numb and tingle, strange sensations on my heart, ringing in my ears to add to the list. I went to the doctors 3 times, and they all said anxiety. After a week, I went to see a psychiatrist that prescribed me Klonopin for to address for my physical manifestation. It worked well, because it did not allow me to panic. However, I still had some strange symptoms as mentioned above.
So a few weeks pass and I'm doing okay. Suddenly I get this chest congestion and cough and the doctor first thinks its allergies because she cannot hear fluid in my lungs. That night I coincidentally had an appointment with my psychiatrist, he put me on Zoloft to treat my obsession about me dying. The next day however, I went back to the physician because I had fever and chills. They sent me to get an Xray and I found out that I had low grade pneumonia. They prescribe me 500 mg of Levofloxacin and to rest. So I do this for a few days and keep on the all the medications at once plus my pneumonia. I just felt worse and worse, dizzy, faintness, sadness, detached, and scared. I can barely sleep, but feel sleepy. I have shakes, and cold rushes. The fever and infection is going away, but I still have feelings mentioned above. This scares me because it feels like I'm high all the time. I can't tell if it is the Zoloft and the beginning effects or the antibiotics, or both. I am in touch with my touch and she just says keep doing what your doing, but I'm scared and doubtful. I hate not feeling like myself and school starts in a couple days and I'm starting a big chapter in my life. I know everyone is trying to help me and I am grateful I have support but I'm so scared. Can anyone relate to this situation or have any advice?