Thanks for the encouragement everyone! It was eye opening to realize that some of the sources of my anxiety are things which I had not fully considered..(e.g. my profession being far from what I really wanted to do). I no doubt will hit emotional walls during the course of my therapy and have to knock em down to move forward, but I believe that is the only way I can overcome some of my issues. I am very happy with my therapist and think we will work well together. She is amazing :) I'll keep you all posted.
On another note, I upped my dose of Celexa last night and feel fine today. Baby panic attacks are still occuring so I'm still relying on Klonopin at work to keep me sane. It seems rough, and it seems my symptoms are even worsening now that I am fighting them..or perhaps they're the same, I'm just more conscious of them and focused on kicking them to the curb as you say, Kitt. However, I have much hope, tons of motivation and all of you who have supported me thus far. I am so appreciative of your compassion and advice. It means a great deal to me. Thanks!!
On an even more remote note...has anyone experienced getting mild rashes from their meds? Coincidentally, about week 2 into my treatment with celexa I have noticed a rash like thing on my chest. It doesn't itch, but it varies from day to day which doesn't seem like acne or plugged pores. It's not bad, but it's definitely annoying. The only thing I've changed in my regimen is the celexa and klonopin. Any ideas? I will probably have to pay a visit to the dermatologist (groan) :P
27 year old female
Dx: IBS, GAD
Meds: 20 mg Celexa, .5- 1mg Klonopin