Hello everyone, this is my first post and I am very new to forums. I am a 35 year old male who made my first trip to a pyschiatrist on Monday. She diagnosed me with anxiety and panic attacks after all my numerous tests (MRI and MRA of brain and spine) came back normal as well as my blood test, stress test and EKG. The original reason I went to my general doctor was for a twitching thumb that got me a little worried. Then I took a stroll on the internet highway only to make my worrying 100x worse when I read about what it "could have" been.
I have always been a little bit of a worrier I guess but have had no attacks up until a month ago and have had 3 "big" ones in total. I haven't had a fully "normal" day in over just over a month and was wondering if anyone else had any type of vision problems pretty much everyday? Not blurry or double vision, but just a little "off" to the point that it becomes annoying and comes with some slight dizziness. This is also accompanied with some headaches usually in the back of the head and neck area.
In reading through some of the forums here, I noticed that most people have it worse in the morning, I am the exact opposite. I usually feel my best first thing in the morning and then I get worse usually at it's peak right around dinner time.
I was put on Toprol XL a month ago for my high blood pressure and I also take an Ambien CR 12.5mg each night in order to sleep. I've taken both of these for about a month now.
As of Monday, my psych. put me on Zoloft (25mg for 1st week, 50mg week #2 and then on to 100mg after that.) She also gave me a prescrip. for Lorazepam which I can take 2x a day but on a need to basis.
I guess I am just wondering how and if I feel back to the way that I was 2 months ago, pretty happy and full of energy? I just hope that these new meds don't make me a zombie and change my personality and way of life completely.
Just looking for some direction if anyone can point me in the right path. Thanks for listening.