Yes I know this is an old thread .
I’m wary of drugs for treating anxiety that doesn’t have a physical cause. But you have one - diabetes is known to be a cause of chronic stress and anxiety.
Having anxiety at a young age when you’re most vulnerable is understandable. Allowing it to continue into your adulthood is unfortunate. If anxiety is chronic it’s good’s to seek therapy. What you want is a therapy that addresses the cause not the symptom.
A drug for treating anxiety should only be a temporary relief used long enough so that you can address your fear. If you can’t start doing that in less than a month then you’re setting yourself up for a drug addiction.
The effect that a drug may have on your blood sugar should not be an issue if you’re expectng and monitoring it. It’s no different than going on vacation or changing your routine. Even daylight saving time affects your blood sugar.
Don’t worry about it or go looking for some exotic natural herbal alternative. Increase the frequency of your testing and compensate for it. For $5 you can buy a bottle of 50 glucose tablets and “take one as indicated”.
Anxiety is a feeling of helplessness, fear. The best relief for any stress is recognizing what is causing it and taking control of it. Doing something constructive about the problem, provides a sense of control and a focus. Writing down the problem and the step of action, even if that’s just research helps tremendously.
I don’t do drugs for stress. I’m even cautious about pain relievers because they don’t provide focused relief and they have many other effects. I will use an NSAID for temporary relief of pain due to an injury. I’ll use the lowest possible dose that gets the pain down to a level that I can handle, and reduces the inflammation.
But when I have mental distress I’ll do a mental exercize.
I think about what’s bothering me, visualize the cause as if it were a live thing, a monster. I tell it off and then imagine “slaying” it. That changes my state of mind to focused fear and anger. It creates a sense of power and determination. Then I relax. That clears my mind so I can analyse the problem deeper for a solution.
Sometimes the process of telling off the monster reveals the solution. That’s essentially what a psychologist tries to help you do.
I’ve imagined slaying monsters like unreasonable bosses a dozen times, my pancreas 1000 times, and then done something to change the situation.
This is addictive but it’s not destructive. It’s a constructive habit.