Ok, I was on zoloft for awhile to deal with my panic disorder. It helped me alot. But I stopped taking it due to the fact that the doctor wanted to run blood tests and they make me very anxious. I feel anxious again. Not like the panic attacks I used to have. But more like nervous. I will tremble, i'm very sensitive to graphic stuff that has to do with blood and dying. My stepdad is in the hospital and I don't want to talk to my mom because she gives me the bad details that stick in my mind and make me anxious. My mother in law's dog just died and I was somewhat close to that dog. Now my husband's cat is sick and we aren't sure he's gonna make it and that cat, to me, is my baby. My in laws are going outta town and they need me to stay with the cat and give it it's medication and this scares me, i'm afriad the cat will get sick while i'm there and there won't be anything I can do for him. And if I see him go in to seezers? (sp) i'm afraid i'll panic. One time I was soo bad that I wouldn't leave the house and avioded social interaction on the phone on in person. I have been having lower stomach discomfort and problems having bms. Could my stomach discomfort have something to do with my anxiety?
yes your stomach discomforts can definately be caused by your anxiety. Actually anxiety causes lots of awful things unfortunately. My husband and I have suffered anxiety all our lives although after many years of hard times we now have it completely under control and we live very normal and happy lives, but not without medication and a lot of meditation, relaxation and self control. When my anxiety was out of control I always felt like I was on edge, I could just never relax, my muscles ached most of the time because I was so tense, I had headaches, no way could I go shopping because I was paranoid that everyone would see that I was so nervous, and I would avoid any phone calls even from my own family. It was so much easier to just ignore it and hopefully it would go away. Well at the time that is how I saw it, but I seeked help from the doc and started on aropax which made me incredibly sick, so I am now on ciprimil which I am also able to be pregnant on as it does not harm the unborn baby, and I am under the watchful I of my doctor. You really must be on medication to address the anxiety before you can concentrate on the other things or phobias that bother you. I understand that blood can make a lot of people squirmish but if you didn't have anxiety you could possibly deal with it at least. Please seek help sweets, it's the only way, you can't do it on your own, I have tried and it is out of your hands, you will fight severe anxiety for the rest of your life and it will win hands down every time.