Hi Lisa, Yes I've had a life change although for some a good one. My husband retired a couple years earlier than planned and our plan was to buy an RV and go on the road full time. We sold some property we had, then had to move out of the condo we were renting as the owner was selling it. We purchased a new RV, downsized and moved in. I had to quit my job, which I loved. Right before all this came about I had gone off my antidepressant and was in the middle of withdrawals. I got thru the withdrawals, and was feeling good by the time we hit the road. About 3 months later I started getting homesick for family and friends and started getting anxious and having some stomach issues. We returned home after 4 months and were there (in an RV park) for about 6 weeks. After being home for 2 weeks I started to feel better. I felt grounded. Then we left and headed south. Started again with the stomach and anxiety
2 weeks later. Ugh!!!! I know it sounds like the perfect life and I'm grateful to get to experience all this, however my body goes into anxiety mode and I feel awful. I should be enjoying this and I want to. I'm at a loss as what to do. My doctor wants me to go on Effexor (a low dose). I'm so afraid of the side effects that MIGHT happen as my withdrawal from Lexapro was not fun. Anyway, thanks for listening.