Hi Kat and Welcome to HW :)
Nice to meet you. If you want to learn to control your anxiety without the meds, the best place to start besides reading all of the threads is to go up to the top of our forum page and click on the Anxitety-Panic Resource link. On that page you will find other links to Breathing and Relaxation Exercises, and a wonderful free online CBT (therapy) course called MoodGYM :) Stick with us and you will find many answers to you questions on recovery.
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
"Although the world is full of suffering. . . it is also full of the overcoming of it."
Not a professional. Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.