Hi Corrie and Welcome!
I have anxiety and fibro. I have had anxiety since I was a young girl and did not get diagnosed until my early 20's. Mine was extreme and it almost caused me to be housebound. With help, I learned everything about it and they had me slowly start doing "all" the things I feared. That was 32 years ago now and I don't even give it a second thought.
I know anti-depressants help anxiety and can even take it away. If you have any questions just holler. I got fibro 6 months ago and that has been my challenge now, re-learning how to live life differently than what I am used to. When I first came to this site, I thought my life was over and that no one with fibro could possibly have any quality of life. I have learned so much from everyone here and they have been my strength when I did not have an ounce of it. I now have quality of life and am happy! Oh- we all have our good days and bad days, but overall I'm back to the business of life again.
Just remember "one day at a time" and it was nice to meet you!
I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety and Panic Disorder by a Psychologist long before I knew I had Fibro. It's awful and I have been in ER with it a couple of times. My husband told me something that I thought was very interesting. He's a Paramedic and he said many people end up in the ER thinking they are having heart attacks when in fact it's a panic attack. He has talked me through several situations.
My Rheumy said she believes my anxiety is as big a problem as my Fibro and she wants me to be treated by Pshchiotrist. I work 30+ hours a week and it's so hard to keep Fibro pain and anxiety in control at work. Time to see doctors is such an issue as well.
I'm on Cymbalta, which I believe REALLY helped my anxiety. In fact I was on it for anxiety first and learned that it is also given to treat Fibro. I hate to think of what I'd be like without Cymbalta.
I feel newly diagnosed with Fibro (Dec 07), I see you are brand new at being diagnosed. If you haven't... see the Fibro diagnossis (I think it's Fibro 101) at the top of the Fibro page for the symptoms. It's amazing how many things I have and it might explain a lot of things for you.