It does sound like your anxiety could be contributing to your problems and your physician adding a new AD that covers both anxiety and depression may be a good thing for you.
Remember it does take up to 4-6 weeks to receive the full effect of the AD medications but hopefully you will start to feel better before that length of time.
Many people with a chronic disease have Health Anxiety along with some depression too.
Learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or coming month, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. Focus on the present and stop trying to predict what may happen next week. Next week will take care of itself
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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac
Thankyou for your replies. Nanners I am like you in that I do try to push myself through situations, and I think this is half the reason I have got to the point where I am now.
I am really struggling with the shakiness, I am experiencing it often whenever I speak to some people, and often when I know I am about to go somewhere. I am also struggling with work (only doing reduced hours at the mo tho) and get this shakiness alot of the time when serving customers (I work in retail) Everyone knows I've been getting 'the shakes', and all seem to think its medicine related because thats what the doctors were saying in the first instance. I don't want to admit its anxiety at this point, especially with work. Cos I feel like they'll think 'oh shes got something ELSE wrong with her.' Do you know what I mean?!
Thanks again :)