Hi Moonchild 11:11,
Wellcome to our forums!
Im sorry you are feeling this way….. I understand anxiety I had severe anxiety OCD but I’ve now recovered.
I also experienced panic attacks they were horrible….. just practice slowing down your breathing, meditation helps, exercise and practice mindfulness…..
I understand you have started a antidepressant these can take up to 6 weeks to work…… hang in there
I also understand you have been prescribed benzodiazepines I was offered these but I declined them because I knew they were addictive so please be careful……
Try not to dr google because it only makes things worse I learned this the hard way..
I experienced all types of physical symptoms with my anxiety..
I believe medication and therapy go hand in hand maybe you do a mental health plan with your gp this would enable you to see a psychologist who can give you many strategies.
Im here to chat