Urgent anxiety please help
The logical side of you KNOWS that this is anxiety and is to be expected after stressful events in your life (ie your break up), but the anxiety fueled side of you runs with the "what if" thoughts.
The fear of "going crazy" is a very common one among anxiety sufferers, I've been there myself. Anxiety disorders are totally different from psychotic disorders. An anxiety disorder won't "morph" into a psychotic mental illness, and upping your medication dose won't cause a psychotic illness.
I'd say to follow your doctor's instructions, and keep the lines of communication open with him about how you're feeling. Remember that it's common to experience an increase in anxiety when increasing your dose of Prozac. It's usually pretty short lived (if you experience it at all).
In the meantime, be proactive about doing things that will help the anxiety. Distraction is one of the BEST tools we have against anxiety. Keeping your body AND mind busy will help a lot.
Exercise is great for anxiety and overall sense of well being. Try to be vigilant about NOT allowing yourself to sit and "think" too much. We get stuck in our heads and start "what iffing" ourselves into a frenzy. Distraction will greatly reduce, if not eliminate that kind of thinking.
Lastly, are you in therapy? If not, I recommend it, because while medications can be helpful in managing the symptoms of anxiety, it's not a "fix" or "cure". Anxiety needs addressed from the approach of changing the way we think and react.
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