I'm new to this forum and need some advise...
I've suffered with anxiety for most of my life but just recently learned that it was my problem. I thought it was normal to live in such intense pain.
When my symptoms (nervousness, irratibility, headache, nervousness, obsessiveness etc..) became unbearable, I visited my doctor. He prescribed Zoloft, which I reluctantly tried. Well after the first two weeks, I began to feel great! People around me couldn't believe the change in me. It seemed live everything was coming together, and I'd finally be able to live my life without fear of everything.
Unfortunately after about a month, I developed gastrointestinal bleeding (a possible side effect of Zoloft and all other SSRIs) and had to weane off.
Its now about a week since I'm off the med and all of my symptoms have returned. Its almost worse now because I actually know what its like to be out of this torture and hell that's I call life.
Has this happened to anybody else?
Does anybody recommend a med that's not an SSRI? I hear all of the older meds have some nasty side effects.
Any help that anybody can provide would be greatly appreciated. I hate living in this hell.