It's been six months since my anxiety peaked and I started taking 10 mg Lexapro. As my curiousity about anxiety was satisfied I moved away from the board and stuck to communicating with my friends. I think that's natural, but there are very few success stories to read (yes, I'm knocking on wood as I type). The first month on Lexapro was awful (I would even wake up and throw up first thing), but then every week was better than the last for about three more months and then things sort of stabilized. All side-effects went away. I was able to lay low at work for a while and about two months ago I returned to traveling and a much more intense schedule. My confidence had suffered such a big blow that my first attempts didn't really go that well. But the first steps were necessary, and each experience built on the last and prepared me for the next. My explanation of why the last six months happened was that I needed to resolve some issues and find my center again. I really believe in a mind-body connection and I think that your mind-body just won't let you get away with it forever if you're not on track. It's actually a good thing, but the process is very unpleasant. Daily Strength has been an invaluable rock. It's almost all good here (and everyone can be proud of that). I was lucky enough to have a doctor who gave me an hour every few weeks. An objective ear is very important. I also meditated for 30 minutes every evening. I would have liked to try acupuncture, but that's not really available where I live. I think the biggest thing is to have a willingness to change. You can't go back. Best wishes to everyone!! I'm not leaving, but it just felt like time to say I'm better (more knocking on wood). Thank you all for your help!!!!
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