I have had anxiety for over 6 years?

I have had anxiety for over 6 years. I’ve tried effexor, zoloft, lexapro, seroquel, and klonopin. A mild chiari malformation with 6mm herniation was found incidentally. I have a problem with sensory overload. I cannot read more than about a page or two per day, or watch too many videos, etc., or it will make me feel extremely anxious and panicky. This problem has stolen my life away. Is there any explanation for this?

Age: 31
Medications: effexor
General Information: These are minor compared to main problem:
pain behind eyes
tachycardia with mild exercise
tingling in forehead
occasional headaches at back of head
right ear pain
weight loss

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Dr. Deepak Patel

Hello. It seems you have 2 different types of issues. 1. Anxiety which is also causing sensory overload. This is a problem of the times – quite widespread and growing – due to external factors environmental and societal etc.. treatment includes medication and relaxation techniques such as yoga and breathing exercises. 2. Chiari malformation seems to be the cause of most of your physical symptoms. It is a malformation which can be treated with surgery if the symptoms become significant. You should consult with your physician to discuss surgery options, Regards.