I have been dealing with anxiety for about a month now. At first it wasn't too bad in the sense that I was able to control it and didn't let it interfere with daily life. However, it has gradually worsened and now I feel anxious every day, and even in situations where I didn't feel anxious 2-3 weeks ago. Also, I have lost a total of 12 pounds in the last month due to loss of appetite. Eating has become a chore and I find it difficult to stomach almost everything. Another thing is that I constantly feel weak, dizzy and light-headed, even after I force myself to eat. Could there be something else wrong with me? I saw my family doctor about 2 weeks ago and he advised me to take anti-depressants. I've been taking a very small dose, as he instructed -- could all these feelings be a side effect of the anti-depressants? I have also been feeling a lot more depressed than I was before starting this medication. Last week I spent nearly every day at home, in bed, feeling hopeless and crying my eyes out.