I first remember having anxiety in grade school. I went to a private catholic school and there was a lot of pressure. I had "stage fright anxiety" and if I had to stand up in front of group, I would forget what I knew or was suppose to say. I remember the adranaline rush as my hands shook and my voice quavered.
So I guess I have had it for a very long time.
I noticed my anxiety for the first time 11 years ago when i moved out from my parents house. I was 21 and on my own. The always kept me kind of shelterd with paying bills and handling things so when i had to do this on my own it overwhelmed me in such a way that i lost my job because i did not know how to deal with life it was a great job too so on top of anxiety i was depressed cuz i lost the job which only made matters worse.. I have had good times and bad sometimes the bad out weigh the good. I spent years on paxil and when i pg with my first son i stopped taking it then one year ago i had a miscarriage and tried to get back on the paxil and it screwed me up real bad and i will never feel that way again..now i stick it out with Xanax. I am pregnant again and am hoping that after i have this baby i will feel somewhat better.. I know i am having bad days now because of hormones but it's hard.
Hi. The first time I noticed that I might have had something wrong was one day I woke up shaking like a leaf. I had a really hard time walking (fell a few times). I went to the hospital and they did all kinds of tests on me. Healthy as a horse I was told even though I was shaking in my bed. They told me it was extremly bad anxiety and they gave me Valium for 3 days and then to Clozapam.