Thought I would update this since I haven't been on in a year or more
. I have just been doing so unbelievably well with my anxiety that I've starting "living" my life again and well...Haven't had much time to go on here. I've been out and about and not hiding in my at one point, what became a very minuscule comfort zone of my bedroom. I truly think the Prozac (10mg) had a big impact on my recovery. Ever since I started taking it, my god, whenever I wrote my first post on this thread my life has become better and better. I go through WEEKS (plural) at a time without feeling ANY anxiety...not even a "twinge" can you believe it?!
!!! I never thought I would ever feel this way again in my life. I truly truly didn't. Now mind you, I want to remind everyone that Prozac isn't all that made my anxiety go away but a mixture of things such as therapy, this site(definitely), my own bravery and courage to conquer fears and face them instead of never going out of my comfort zones, breathing techniques, loving and supportive friends and family, education (reading up on my disorder, including books, self help journals, going to therapy, reading psychological cases, etc etc), and one of the most important steps in recovering from anxiety (at least I think) is changing my thought patterns (also known as thoughtfulness, or mindfulness).
So for me, Prozac has been a miracle. When I mostly still face my anxiety problems are when I am driving. Bridges are still a problem for me as well as getting stuck in traffic. But I actually don't mind driving anymore. I drive EVERY week back and forth to my boyfriends apartment and he lives about 50 minutes away!!! I'm also working FULL TIME (can you believe it?!) as a Veterinary Assistant helping animals and I LOVE it! Well, this is all for now. I think this trial may just be ending for a while. Maybe I'll give you all an update every 6 months or every year.
Good luck to all! Don't EVER give up hope of living a "normal" life again..because I'm doing it and I was at an all time low. I didn't leave my house for 2 months and was completely agoraphobic so remember ALWAYS have hope! BE DETERMINED!