Hi Aryel and welcome!
I am sorry that you have been dealing with anxiety and panic attacks. This is no fun, as I know. It can be so scary and cofusing to not only go through what the anxiety brings on...but then add to that the question regarding how best to treat the issues...and you have a lot to contend with!
As far as your Rx question goes...it is hard to answer, as everyone will have a unique experience with any given medication.
The thing about
reading horror stories on the internet? You have to realize that you are only reading about
half of the story! It is like the news...what stories are likely to make the headlines? The most sensational ones, right? Not many people write about
their uneventful, smooth starts ups...but there are plenty of people's negative experiences to read about
, because that what tends to get talked about
So your best bet is to simply try your prescript
ion and see how you
It can take several weeks for the med to build up, level off and come to theraputic levels in the body, so I would encourage you to use your coping skills to keep your anxiety down during your start up.
If you need some ideas, here are some from our Resources here.
Self Help sites with breathing/relaxation exercises instructions
Panic attack relief exercises:
Keep posting with us as well. Support is key, and this is a place where you will always find friends who understand to talk with.
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT