You'd probably want to find out what the situation is, so you can treat it with the right medicine.
Misdiagnosed is then miss-medicated, I know, because I have been.
I was bipolar, but seen in the psychiatrist's office as depressed, I was diagnosed as that. I was never asked, do you ever have racing thoughts, to see if I was bipolar, so I was miss-diagnosed.
Then, of course, I was miss-medicated, given an anti-depressant, which sent me into my mania, and also panic attacks. Because I wasn't given Lithium to hold down the mania, which the anti-depressant alone was fixing to cause.
So you probably want to find out what you are, so you can also get the right medicine.
You're not hullicinating, so it might not be schizoaffective.
Gen. Anxiety disorder. You said it could be that, my amateur guess, could be that.
You're taking short term benzo, which website below says not a good way to go over the long term.
If you're younger, and it's not debilitating, maybe. But if you're older and it's really getting to you, you'd probably want a longer term medicine, which is discussed below.
You'd probably want to see a psychiatrist to see what he or she thinks. You'd probably want to treat this in early stages. If you wait until this perhaps gets into a crisis, you might not have a psychiatrist, and it will be harder to make decisions.
If you already have a psychiatrist, you won't have to figure all of that out, you can just call that person, and get an appointment quicker, probably. And that doctor will already know you and your condition.
You're already reaching out for help, which is good. Now perhaps apply some of that new data.
1. "Schizoaffective disorder symptoms may vary from person to person. People with the condition experience psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations or delusions, as well as symptoms of a mood disorder — either bipolar type (episodes of mania and sometimes depression) or depressive type (episodes of depression).
The course of schizoaffective disorder usually features cycles of severe symptoms followed by periods of improvement with less severe symptoms.
medicines recommend include A. Antipsychotics B. Mood-stabilizing medications (Lithium, etc.)
2. General Anxiety Disorder:
It's normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially if your life is stressful. However, excessive, ongoing anxiety and worry that are difficult to control and interfere with day-to-day activities may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder.
•Persistent worrying or anxiety about a number of areas that are out of proportion to the impact of the events
•Overthinking plans and solutions to all possible worst-case outcomes
•Perceiving situations and events as threatening, even when they aren't
•Difficulty handling uncertainty
•Indecisiveness and fear of making the wrong decision
•Inability to set aside or let go of a worry
•Inability to relax, feeling restless, and feeling keyed up or on edge
•Difficulty concentrating, or the feeling that your mind "goes blank"
B. •Buspirone. An anti-anxiety medication.
C. •Benzodiazepines. In limited circumstances, your doctor may prescribe a benzodiazepine for relief of anxiety symptoms. These sedatives are generally used only for relieving acute anxiety on a short-term basis. Because they can be habit-forming, these medications aren't a good choice if you have or had problems with alcohol or drug abuse