Lately I've found myself feeling more anxious than normal.
I typically just feel like something bad is going to happen and feel on edge/nervous for no good reason-Usually it's worse when I'm out somewhere or have to talk to people I don't know. An example is if I'm going round to a friends house/the Dr's for a routine thing/shopping I always have this horrible feeling. And I don't understand why since they're generally positive things that I like to do, or at least don't mind doing!
My palms also get really clammy etc.
I think I suffered with some kind of anxiety since I was young due to problems in the family, but it became much worse when I was about 14 or so, I'm 20 now and it just feels like it is getting worse. I understand why I felt anxious as a kid, and I've talked about it, but it doesn't seem to go away now that I'm an adult.
I'm going to talk to my Dr and counselor about anxiety medication I think, I wanted to try and deal with it through talking about issues but it doesn't seem to be helping and feeling so anxious is hampering my ability to move on from other things.
Has anyone suffered from anxiety like this before? Or started medication or something else to help remedy it? I'm concerned about taking a medicine like this when I'm only 20-I don't really want to be on it indefinitely but I'm sick of feeling on edge, it's exhausting. Can being on these types of medication help even after you come off them?
I'm not asking for professional advice, I will talk to my Dr about it but it would be nice to hear some opinions from people who have had the same experiences.