Hi, I am new here...
I am 48 years old guy and have had panic disorder since I was about 6 yrs old. I developed OCD when I was about 12... I have been totally paralyzed with anxiety on 3 different occasions, 2006 being the last time it happened. I have had symptoms ranging from panic & OCD about health issues (concerning myself and my loved ones) to panic and OCD over spiritual issues. I was extreamly reluctant to go to a Psyciatrist as I was afraid of anyone "picking" my brain. LOL
However, it got to the point in 2006 that I had no choice. My doctor put me on 80mg of Prozac and 2mg of clonazapam each day. I have been taking those meds ever since. Although, I have never really noticed any benifit from the antidep meds.
My mom and my aunt have both been on benzo's for the past 20 yrs for panic/ anxiety.
I was wondering if it is likely that I will have to take benzo's the rest of my life? I used to be afraid of that, but now my doc is trying to ween me off of them and It seems as though I am in a constant state of anxiety and at times my OCD consumes my whole day...! I am also going to therapy once a week starting next week...
Just really kinda confused right now.
Thanks for any input!