I am new to this site and new to finally admitting that I may need help more often than when my anxiety comes on every so often. I get episodes every couple years or so but usually come out of it within a couple months. My most recent episode started over 3 months ago. I was working out trying to get into better shape. I am active and play lots of sports and workout but wanted to be on a elite level. Well it backfired and I ended up with a bad panic attack and now have chronic tension headaches to go with it. I am in therapy for my headaches and have been taking clonazepam and just started effexor xr today. I have a fear of taking new pills and it took me two weeks to take the effexor. I am hoping this will help me get back to my life again. I no longer workout and am thinking about not doing the things I love. I had to not play basketball because of my anxiety and headaches. Now without a change cycling, golf, and softball are looking like a long shot now. I have managed to golf some but dont let my friend know that I am internally self destructing and do not always follow with the conversations we have because i can no longer focus on anything other than my anxiety. I was just hoping to find others that can support me some along the way since my wife does not understand and has become very agitated by my not wanting to do anything or needing time just to try and feel better. She gets tired of my having to sleep to just not feel like I want to die inside. So hopefully this will be a good outlet to help me cope with my anxiety and panic attacks.
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