I have suffered from anxiety
disorder, acute panic
since childhood. Extreme panic began at age 15, anxiety, social, agoraphobia(fears) for as long as I can remember. Thrown in hospital and treated with electro shock therapy at 15. Once again at 21. After that all anxiety and fears remained, but panic came and went over the years. Went through drs., clinics, self study and research, Midwest center for anxiety.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: As I said, all my life. Finally in my 40s, along with menopause, I agreed to go on permanent medication. Tried many. Zoloft worked, but eventually stopped. Been on Venlafaxine er for years, now beginning not to work. Have to take Alprazolam for panic attacks. Only thing that has worked. Taking a turn toward depression now. Have been researching Trintellix. Advertisement seems to describe what I now go through. Are these in same family?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Cannot take Paxil, no Maois. Heart valve leaks. Two, but not advanced yet. I'm now 68. Fighting whole life. Always being proactive in research.