This is my first post. I've always been a worry wart since childhood. I relate it to growing up with different forms of abuse in my home. I seemed to be ok in early 20-30's. Honestly, I would often self medicate with pot or alcohol. It was mainly pot until that started giving me panic attacks. Then turned to alcohol. Never was an alcoholic, but a drink or two a night really helped me out. Until one day I was out with a friend and a waitress noticed my flushing when I drank. I of course googled it and learned I may have Asian alcohol flush syndrome and it comes with increasing risk for esophageal cancer. Any how, in the last two years I have been diagnosed with Hoshimotos/hypothyroidism and premature ovarian failure. I don't think either of these conditions help my anxiety. Needless to say I became obsessed with researching my health conditions because I'm determined to feel better. However, I believe that the research has become somewhat like OCD. I believe my increasing anxiety and the OCD with research is negatively affecting my life. I just don't know rather to medicate or not. I am seeing a therapist a couple times a month, but doesn't do a lot for the anxiety. My thyroid medication is off right now and I know this doesn't help things. I would like to hear pros and cons with medication if any are willing to help me out. If I do decide on medication I'd rather not lose the last of what is left of my labido!