Made the same post in Anxiety Forum too, posting on both cause I've been talking to different people in both forums
Ok just wanted to share a few things with you guys since you've been helping me out a lot recently. I've been experiencing some things that are a little different from my first onset of severe anxiety that hit me about 2 months ago. Here's what's been going on as of late.
Karen you're right on about the just before i fall asleep problems, I've never experienced the voices or visions before I guess I just used to be so relaxed that I would just fall asleep. Hasn't been that way lately. And yea when it happened to me it would send me right into a panic attack. Today was a pretty good day for the most part, couldn't help but feel like I was a little too wired or happy at work but better off that way. I did just up my ativan to 4 times a day so currently feeling a lil sluggish but all in all, no shaking, and minimal DR. Things lookin up so far, hopin the rest of the day continues like this.
Jamie and Karen, you both seem to have gone through, or maybe you're both going through this for the first time like I am as well... But if you've been dealing with this for awhile have you ever been able to hop off the meds and be fine for awhile? Or atleast just take the antidepressents and get some sleep? I'm not a big fan of being on all this medication, but I have to do what I need to for now. I'd like to be able to get back to some type of normal feelings with minimal medication at some point. Also hope everything goes good for you guys today as well
Currently on 120 mg cymbalta
.5 ativan 4 x a day
ambien for sleep
Yea I totally feel you when you rather it be busier at work then slow. When its slow you just sit around and have to find things to talk about, well atleast at my job anyway. I work in a meat production plant so when times are slow and we're not that busy we kind of just have to kill time sometimes until another order comes in or whatever. Its good at times but other times its a lil stressful. But this is life, stressful.
As far as last night went, it couldn't have gone any better. Went out to the hockey game with some friends and didn't drink, they all drank pretty heavily though but I still had a good time just going out and talking with them and laughing at their drunken antics. Wound up having to leave because one of them got kicked out of the game but it was a pretty histerical night all in all. Was able to spend 7 hours out of my house of which I thought had become my only safe haven lately. Goes to show that I'm able to do things like that all the time, I need to stop this Im not in control nonsense and not acting like myself thinking too. None of my friends even mentioned I was acting differently, and driving to and from the game I knew exactly where I was going without even thinking of it. Need to go out to a game again pretty soon, even though I don't like hockey. It still was a good night out and I got the best nights sleep last night I've had in months, might have been just what the doctor ordered.
How are you hanging in there lately? I definetly feel much better lately, my headache is like 90% gone, time to start thinkin about others for a change. Seems to help me out a lot more then worrying about the guy in the mirror.