I’ve always been a worrier and an anxious person, however over the years it has become much worse.
I’m caught in this cycle of anxiety, physical symptoms, more anxiety, more symptoms then depression from constantly feeling like crap.
I’ve been to see a gastroenterologist as I have digestive issues which he says is caused by my anxiety and ocd thoughts. He has recommended that I go on antidepressants.
I’ve always said no to meds as I don’t like the idea of the side effects and worry about dependency.
But is this the only way to recover from long term anxiety?
I’m also on a waiting list for CBT but have had that before and it didn’t really help.
Has anyone got on top of their anxiety through other means?