I SO know what you are going through with the anxiety. I have it in a big, bad way. I've been really good for about a week now, but the last 5 months have been the hardest of my life. The anxiety is overwhelming sometimes.
I'm on a Benzodiazapine. Very addictive. Make sure you ask your doctor what family of meds your pill is in. Stay away from the benzo's. They're mild tranquilizers.
I know how addictive they are because I'm on one! Frisium, also called Clobazam. I was given it when I started having simple partial seizures after my stroke in 2002. I had no idea what I was taking, until this last December. The drug stopped controlling my seizures, so my neuro told me to start tapering down on the drug so that I could be put on something else. Well. I went from 40mg a day to 30mg a day in 2 weeks. I went through withdrawal hell for two full months. Coming down on the drug revealed a nasty anxiety disorder that I didn't know I had! So we upped the med to 32.25mg and it just barely takes the edge off. So I'm dealing with anxiety, and seizures at the moment. Along with balancing my lupus and fibro and my business! FUN TIMES!!
So make sure you know exactly what you are taking and just take enough to curb the anxiety. With cognitive behaviour therapy and deep breathing exercises, your anxiety should improve. The deep breathing really helps me. Also, get all caffeine and sugar out of your diet. Those contribute to the adrenal glands pumping out more cortisol and causing the anxiety to worsen. You can email me any time if you want to talk about it more. It's definitely hard to cope with isn't it.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in, to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder, libman sach's endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, Neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, possible early menopause - do diagnosis yet. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumidin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus