I'm a 22 year-old female. After a traumatic childhood I finally decided to see a school counselor when I was in college. He helped me tremendously, but I still had panic attacks and couldn't (and still can't) stand large crowds or really noisy areas. I started seeing a psychiatrist in November 2007. He diagnosed me with General Anxiety Disorder and put me on Lexapro until I started having HORRIBLE nightmares. He then put me on Clonazapam (another form of Klonopin) and Effexor XR. The meds helped, but instead of being extremely shy and somewhat whithdrawn, I turned into a wild child and did things I wouldn't normally do. A combination of that and having no insurance after graduation made me decide to stop taking the meds altogether. I've been off them since June of 2008. I recently turned into a hypochondriac. About 6 months after being diagnosed with genital herpes (been with the same person for 5 years...still trying to figure that out), I randomly became terrified that I had HIV. I was sitting in a movie theatre and all of a sudden this thought popped into my head. This thought ruled my life until I went to the OBGYN. Pap was normal. I got an HIV blood test. Negative. I got another blood test at a hematologist (for lumps on the right side of my neck). Negative. I'm at my wits end. I don't have insurance and I'm not sure where to turn. I'm so tired of worrying about every little thing. My boyfriend tells me to just stop, but it's not that easy...any thoughts?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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