Hi David C1,
Im sorry to hear how you have been feeling I understand anxiety can be difficult to deal with.
I had severe anxiety OCD having this condition was a real mental health journey, I have now recovered thanks to the help I received from health professionals.
My recovery started from seeing a gp my gp put me on a antidepressant to help me to manage my anxiety I also did a mental health plan with my gp.
This enabled me to see a clinical psychologist who gave me many strategies for anxiety I also saw a psychiatrist who diagnosed me with OCD and I did a 8 week group therapy for OCD, this is we’re I learned to master my OCD.
Im now recovered and my severe anxiety is gone I’m so grateful to be on other side of it.
I was offered benzodiazepines when I was in the height of my anxiety but I declined them because I knew they were addictive and I didn’t want to go down this road.
I recommend you speak to your gp and do a mental health plan together so you can see a psychologist and maybe talk with your gp about non addictive medication for anxiety if this is the way you want to go.
There wasn’t a quick fix for my anxiety disorder but im very grateful that I chose to go the long way around this way I am truly recovered and I have gained a lot of self growth through my journey.