I have dealt with anxiety and panic attacks and generalized anxiety off and on since I was 18. (I am 50 now.) I am currently on a much needed vacation and should be relaxed and enjoying myself, but feel "revved" up and anxious. As I was walking, i casually noticed some specks around me and at first thought that they were ants and bugs, but of course they are simply specks of dirt or debris. I remembered reading in "Brain on Fire" that this is a sign of psychosis and immediately had a panic attack thinking I was going crazy. It should have been just a fleeting thought, but the anxiety I experienced is spiraling.
I know this sounds absolutely crazy. Has anyone ever experienced something like this before?
I am taking Zoloft but am thinking I may need to switch to something else. I've been on it for over 10 years and am wondering if its effectiveness is decreasing since I've been on it so long.
Thanks for any advice/support you can offer.
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