Hi, I am sorry you are going through this- it sounds like you have become a bit agoraphobic- in my teen years after I was finally diagnosed with Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and OCD I didnt leave my room for 3 months. No school- they sent work home for me to do. I simply could not face the outside world. So I sympathise with you.
If it was me, Id take the meds. They are the thing that helped get me back on track and now help me maintain a 'normal' life. Im on 150mgs Zoloft and 4mgs Xanax. Yes its a big dose, but it works wonders for me. Your doc wouldnt have prescribed those meds unless he/she thought you needed them and that they were safe for you to take-
Please hang in there, we are here for you-
Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic- Depression
" Why does society view illness as weakness?" (Montell Jordan)
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
-DX:Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Seasonal Depression, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ, Endometriosis,PCOS, Reactive Arthritis, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania,
OCD, GERD, IBS.
-Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Prescription pain meds/anti inflammatories.
-Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
-Age:29. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14.