About Me: Female, Vancouver, BC, member since Aug 2008
I've been living with anxiety and panic disorder since 2008, although looking back anxiety has always been in the fabric of my life. I've just completed one full year back at work with a lightened schedule after taking one year off and then another year to build up my
[More] tolerance and gain confidence in my abilities. I recently decided to wean off my medication, escitalopram, due to a number of factors. I am experiencing higher levels of anxiety but that seems normal. I am hoping to use medhelp as a coping strategy.
"The drug is lowering your blood pressure and heart rate to counter your anxiety symptoms. It sounds like your body and mind interpret the changes in a way that produces more anxiety. If you are taking it for anxiety only, there might be..."
"Hey, I just caught your post. I'm probably too late for today but maybe I can offer some words for the next time. I quit driving a few years ago because my anxiety was so distracting. I've recently realized how I let anxiety take so ..."
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