My name is Scott. I am a 35-year-old man living in Toronto, ON. I work doing glorified admin work for a non-profit in addition to pursuing acting work when possible. I live with my partner of 3 years and my cat, Louise in a condo in the downtown core of the city.
I have been living with anxiety for over 10 years. It began as a brutal and terrifying ordeal that I spent a good year or more being close to crippled by, then got a lot better, then got a bit worse, then got medicated and quite a bit better, then….not so great.
Currently I am exploring options post-Cipralex that will help me to keep the beast at bay. I am trying everything from supplements to self-psychotherapy (learning when to say “no, I really can’t do that today”). I think this is a time for reflection, figuring out for myself why this started and why it still walks with me. I will share any information that I feel will be helpful (and will likely do a lot of venting…and swearing), and I encourage anyone reading to leave comments and to treat this as a forum where we can share, learn and laugh. Please laugh.