Hi, im new to this site I stumbled upon it when looking for advice. Im 28yr female been diagnosed with anxiety/panic im taking paxil. I have been living with anxiety/panic for almost 7yrs. I got it under control and was living a normal life with a few minor attacks once and awhile. 3 weeks ago I went to the hospital really sick with high fever and not feeling well. They did blood work & EKG which came back normal. Also did a Spinal tap which also came back normal. Was sent home and told it was just the flu with a touch of pneumonia. But now im stuck with this sick feeling of panic 24/7 feeling helpless and need to know when will I be back to my old self? Im pretty sure the fear of the spinal tap caused this to come back. Also im barely eating and losing weight. My sleep isnt the greatest either, racing thoughts and horrible nightmares. .. advice anyone please?