After a recent discussion with my PCP about
my constant anxiety and past history of panic, I was put on fluoxetine.
Having gone many months (a year or so, perhaps) without a full-blown panic attack, I was pleased to see my anxiety decrease substantially as well after a couple of weeks on my new medicine.
However, out of nowhere, last Saturday, I had a severe and full-blown attack -- full of panic, fear, feeling of impending doom and death. One of the originals that started this horrible journey that I've been on for 14 years.
I wonder if it's possible that my new medicine, while helping my anxiety, would be increasing the likelihood of having panic attacks.
And I guess I can't have my cake and eat it too.