Hi well yes its quite normal to feel how you are feeling. gosh do they still give out prozac? My friend was on that stuff it turned her into a zombie and basically she had no interest in her life or her children and just existed. this was way back she did not have MS but was severely depressed. Its been 2 years now she has finally come off this stuff and feels like a million dollars has a new life too, had no idea there was a world out there lol.
Its probably wise you came off it, i hope with the aid of your GP.
OK your in shock. suddenly you have been told you have a life changing disease and well its hit you like a ton of bricks.
Lets look at it this way. six weeks ago you could bike ride 86 kilometers. BEFORE your LABEL. Now suddenly you have a label of MS and cant.
Ask yourself is it because you have deteriorated in six weeks, or is it because no you have MS you feel you CANT do it?
MS should not suddenly just change who you are per se, yes give you a huge shock, but you have been diagnosed really quickly and if its RRMS your next step is to ascertain what medication you should be on to slow down the disease.
Carry on your life as normal. Your anxiety is stopping you sleeping, lack of sleep is the worse thing for us. taking sleeping pills well they will just make you feel like poop all day.
You now need to find a way to deal with the news. Maybe go for walks i assume you can, get some fresh air, talk to friends and family about your fears. what are your fears?
Having a diagnosis is good as you know what your facing and can now set a battle plan in place. get ACTIVE, deal with it, find out what is good for MS what is not.
stressing is not.
go for a bike ride if these things are possible what i am saying is just do your normal thing.
anxiety is the pits, when i was having episodes i knew it was an attack, deep breathe and i would focus on something else, like play a stupid game or i went out with the dog for fresh air anything to stop my braining from thinking negative thoughts.
oops sorry i do tend to waffle on. but yes anxiety is normal its how you deal with it that counts.
I would get some help to talk this diagnosis through, how it will affect you, what meds to take, should you be on a special diet, etc etc. GET into ACTION, and kick this MS butt lol. xxxxxxxxxxx