Hello and welcome!
I am sorry to hear of your challenges with health issues, meds and anxiety triggers! What an ordeal for you to go through. :/
I am glad that your doctor has a plan for getting you back on track anxiety speaking. I do hope this is just what you need to feel your best again.
I am not sure about
the tongue issue being anxiety related. I am more suspecting the use of the abx...perhaps causing thrush? (ask your doctor about
this possibility...and maybe add in some probiotic food/drinks to your diet)
...but yes, the start up effects of an SSRI will phase out once you reach your therapeutic level, and your system adjusts.
The use of anxiety self help coping skills can help during this time and beyond. Please see our Resources at the top of the main forum page here for great info and instructions. Practicing the suggested exercises daily can make a big difference in how you feel.
Keep posting with us as well if you find it helpful. We care, understand and 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