It took me a while to work up the courage to join out of shame from how I feel, but here it goes... I am 33 with a 2 year old and one on the way. I've never suffered from anxiety or depression, but a few weeks ago the owner of my company pulled me in for a meeting with the partners and told me the company wasn't doing well and we needed to increase our efforts to bring in more work. It came as a surprise to me, as I thought we were doing well based on the information that I had. Anyway, it took me a couple days to digest the meeting, then one morning on the way to work I really started to worry about my job. I contacted the partners and explained my concern, I was assured by all the partners separately that I had nothing to worry about and the company may need to just pare down to the amount of work that we had.
The partners are very straight-forward people and have never B.S.'d me over the past 13 years I have worked at the company, so that should have made me feel better.
But It didn't... My worries continued to get worse to a point where I ended up at the urgent care to try and get something...anything to help. They gave me Vistaril to help until I got in to see my primary, who prescribed me Prozac 20mg once a day.
I've been taking it for 11 days, and don't think it's working. On my way home from work I had my first every panic attack. Oddly, I felt better after the attack and into the evening, but when I work up I was anxious and worried again.
I decided to go and talk to a therapist to try and get my worries under control. I've never had any problems in the past, but am worried that now that I have this will always be a problem.
Does this ever go away?