Hi emotions, I'm so sorry you're dealing with anxiety & depression! I wish I had some suggestions, but I'm going through the same thing at the moment- at least with the anxiety. I actually got online looking to read old anxiety threads or to post my own, and I saw yours.
I know for me it's definitely Lyme related. I had some very minor anxiety about
20 years ago ( possibly also Lyme related, I just hadn't been diagnosed yet) but it didn't even come close to this! Never had any other anxiety issues, before or since- until recently.
I was prescribed xanex for a short time back then ,and it got me through the worst of it, but my LLMD who I saw last week wouldn't prescribe me anything at all for anxiety. She said anxiety is well controlled with supplements. She did tell me to buy a supplement called 'emotional wellness' by pure encapsulations ( I think) . I got it ( it was really expensive) and so far it hasn't helped at all!
I understand what you mean about
it stopping your life. It can be just as debilitating as the physical stuff! And when the physical & mental symptoms come together-
Although I really don't have any suggestions, I was thinking of googling " tapping for anxiety " after posting this. When I had one of my first really bad anxiety attacks , I was desperate & somehow came across the tapping thing. I don't remember the website. I've only done it once , But I think it took a tiny bit of the edge off. Or maybe it just distracted me until it eased up on its own...
Anyway, I hope knowing somebody else ( probably lots of us, really) is going through the same type of thing will be a comfort. Hang in there. Hope you get some relief soon!