Tell me I'm not crazy

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tiffers
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/6/2006 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys!
I'm pretty new to the forum and I just need to know that I am not crazy, which is my biggest fear. Until 4 months ago, I think I felt pretty good and was fairly normal. Now, I am a basket case and no one can properly diagnose me. It started with me being acutley aware of noises and wanting my husband to verify that he too heard the noise (he did). Then, I started being very aware of what I was thinking and wondering why I was thinking the things I was thinking and doing. Then came the insomina and inablility to eat. I lost 10 pound it about 2 weeks and was physically unable to eat anything but maybe a cracker or 2 a day. I was unable to get out of the bed and could barely make it downstairs to lie on the couch. I was tested for hypothyroidism-negative. My PCP started me on Paxil and after 2 weeks, I was eating again but having panic attacks. Those attacks subsided but I still felt very foggy. My pdoc agreed with the Paxil and I was on it until about a week ago. I am now switching to Zoloft. I am just scared that I will never get better. I'm to the point that I don't know how I feel. I've always been an anxious person but I think it is more that that. Am I bipolar, schizophrenic, what?? I am freaking out. I just want to feel better. I'm only 27 and have been married a little over a year. I feel horrible putting my hsuband thru this. Any insight??
Thanks for listening to me vent. Take care!

 
Tiff :)


Grams4
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   Posted 6/6/2006 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Tiffers - First off, I am sorry you are going through all these mysterious symptoms.

You mention that the pdoc agreed with the Paxil and now you have switched to Zoloft. I am wondering if the pdoc prescribed the Zoloft and if he did, was he able to tell you anything about your symptoms?

I'm not much help, but I wanted you to know that you are being thought of. It would be a good idea to pose questions to your pdoc or therapist regarding these symptoms.

Hugs,
Grams4
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Diverticulosis, GERD, depression
 
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tiffers
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/6/2006 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Grams4,
Thanks for responding. My first pdoc prescribed Paxil. I have started seeing a different pdoc who focuses on women and womens issue. She wanted to switch to Zoloft b/c it causes less moods swings. So far, my diagnosis has been generalized anxiety disorder. I think it's still too soon for them to tell. I believe the new pdoc is leaning towards bipolar. Anyway, thanks for listening.
 
LOL, Tiff
 
Tiff :)


Ellie 1
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   Posted 6/6/2006 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you're having such a bad time of it Tiff. Rest assured that crazy people absolutely do not care that they might be crazy. Nope, thats a sane person thing. Sounds like you're having alot of anxiety about this though. I sure hope you find the relief you seek from the Zoloft. I've heard good things about it.
Take Care
Ellie
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tiffers
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 6/7/2006 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Ellie. You're right. I am sane, just very anxious. Thanks for the support!

 
Tiff :)

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