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Hi all. This is my first post here and I'm looking for some support. Let me first tell you a little about me. I was diagnosed about 3 years ago with anxiety and depression. I had what you could call "normal" anxiety symptoms like feeling like I couldn't breathe and was going to pass out, racing heart, racing thoughts, sweating, insomnia..etc.

I was on and off medications for over a 2 year period with little success. I don't know if that's from my not staying on the medication for long enough or what. The longest I stayed on a medication (Zoloft 100mgs) was around 4 months. During this 2 year period I started having memory, concentration, and focusing problems. They did start to interfere with my life somewhat, but I still was functioning and holding down a job.

Now let's jump ahead to November of 2014. I had been off all medication for over a year and was doing ok. One day at work I started having panic attack symptoms. I felt like I couldn't breathe, heart racing, and all of the other original symptoms from when this first started. This happened a few more times and then I started getting strange new symptoms that mainly involved cognitive issues:
-Most concerning to me is that I can't seem to think straight. My thoughts feel all confused. I will look at say a chair and think table. I do this all the time.
-Disorganized thinking and indecisiveness can't plan or organize
-Poor memory (can't remember how to do things I would do on a normal basis without having to think it out step by step
-Poor concentration (cant focus on anything. Following tv shows or movies is near impossible)
-verbal errors (saying the wrong word or unable to come up with the correct word) I feel like my articulate intelligent vocabulary is gone
-when I read sometimes I misread the word or have difficulty recognizing it momentarily.
-Spelling errors
-can no longer perform basic math problems in my head
-feel nervous and jittery
There are many more symptoms but I can't recall them all right this moment.

I literally feel like I'm losing my mind. Everything I do I make mistakes while doing it. I feel so confused all the time and my mind just either goes blank or is racing.I feel like I'm losing IQ points as each day passes. I never had this severe of cognitive impairments before. They were so minor compared to this. I am worried I am going to turn into a vegetable.

I've had numerous tests and they all come back normal. I just started back on Zoloft last week and am slowly titrating up to 100mgs. I feel worse now then what I did before starting, but I guess that's to be expected.

My question is has anyone experienced the same or similar symptoms? Someone please tell me what I'm going through is anxiety. I just sit here all day ruminating over the fact I think I have something more serious even though all tests and doctors say it's just anxiety. I don't know what to do. Help!!!

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