Shortly after the experience with the Paxil, the doctor sent me to an Internist. He ordered a bunch of tests all of which came back normal. He couldn’t find anything wrong with me. By this time it took everything within me to even leave the town I live in. I couldn’t go into stores and if I did manage it I couldn’t stand in line ups. I still didn’t know what was going on. I would get shaky, feel out of kilter, have a hard time focusing, feeling clammy, nauseated, etc. I didn’t know where to turn to for help. I went from being a very active person to only being at home or at work. I was always making excuses to people to get out of doing activities.
This went on for a few years. Things got a little better as time went on as I would force myself to do things regardless of how bad I felt. It would take every ounce of energy and often this would leave me feeling pretty beat up.
Finally I went to a different doctor and I was diganosed with panic disorder with agoraphobia.