Hi Leno and welcome!
I am sorry that you are currently dealing with this anxiety struggle. We do understand how difficult this is.
As DS mentioned...one of the ironic side effects of and SSRI start up is initial increase of anxiety. This however is ususally temporary...and if you can stick it out, you may end up with a very good Rx for your needs.
Here are some links for some great relaxation exercises and anxiety reducing coping skills. Practicing these daily should help to lower your stress/side effects.
Self Help sites with breathing/relaxation exercises instructions
Panic attack relief exercises:
Of course if you find that your experience is more than you can bear...a call to your doctor would be appropriate, to discuss your options.
Keep posting with us if you find it helpful. Support is key!
"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
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 11/18/2014 10:51:09 AM (GMT-7)