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So just over a month ago I had, let's call it a panic attack when I felt ill (This feeling preceeded any of the actual panic though) at the store I work at, combined with a virus apparently as i had a fever later. Ever since then I would get an awful feeling of... let's just call it illness. Half pressure in chest,seemed difficulty breathing, trouble swallowing etc... along with strong periods of depression. It has been getting proggressivly better (from being unable to get through one lesson at the universitym to take longer and longer to feel ill everyday,to the swallowing issue is pretty much gone, even the feeling is less intense). Originally I thought this was related to my seriously low b12 levels, the psychiatrist identified this as an anxiety disorder (didn't specify, i guess we can call this GAD) and perscribed me with Xanax (been taking it for 2 weeks now, 0.5mg in the morning and another before bed). Now, the xanax does seem to help with supressing this feeling of illness to some degree, though when I return to work at the store within a few hours i feel the exact same feeling of illness i felt originally (can anxiety do this?). Now my main question is whether I should keep doing this (returning to the store and feeling that dreaded illness)? Will it make it better to keep confronting this ill feeling or should I avoid it? Also a secondary question would be if all this sounds like an anxiety disorder?
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