I have not been diagnosed by a mental health professional but feel I have anxiety disorder. I have been on meds - Paroxatine currently and have been for 9 years now. My daughter-in-law recently received her masters in social work and has told me that I should not be on them. I have a couple of questions. Is there a limit to the time you can be on them? Do they cause sweating?
I know how you feel. I have had the same issues for the past 9 years. I have been on all the meds and they do work. But I am now trying to figure out a way to deal with the anxiety and off the meds. You took step one, right here. Saying it all out loud, to people who actually know how it feels and don't think you are "crazy". Main thing to remember is you will not die, breath, breath and breath. Stay strong. Seek out a professional to talk to, that is my next step as well, (also kinda scary).View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.