slow motion see me let go..

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dolly vita
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   Posted 3/15/2006 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't really know where to start. Since last semester I guess.. I started college and I got the worst migraines ever. It came along with so much anxiety and panic attacks. The anxiety got so bad that I thought I was going crazy. There's so much on my mind constantly. I felt like I was still and everyone was moving so fast and going nowhere.. I don't mean to sound so down but theres almost like a liquid sensation that I feel inside and it causes a tightness across my entire head but its not a migraine. It pretty much occurs all throughout my body and it makes me tense up. My doctor claims I have a serotonin imbalance. Does anyone know if this is common with that? I feel like I live a vivid dream. Like things I say and do are almost automatic and I kind of sit back in my head and analyze everything that comes out of my mouth and everyone elses and it just kind of amazes me. Its almost like I'm watching a movie of my life. I don't know if anyone out there feels as overwhelmed with this as I do but I have lost the most beautiful and important girl that was a part of my life.. and I seem so emotion-less. This was even before I started taking prozac. So I doubt that is it. It hasn't helped at all, I would like to know if you guys think this is something other than a depression.. It almost seems so physical. My sight is the most bothered. Things look shaky at times and my face is really tight. You would almost think that I look crazy because my headfeels like I'm being choked sometimes leaving me with a pale and empty look and my hair is all over the place. All the tests have come out negative. My MRI is clean, Blood work is clean, I'm in line to take an EEG (electro-encephalo-gram sp?) soon but I doubt that is it too. I'm sorryfor the length but I'm seriously dieing inside. There's a beatles song that goes "Everybody seems to think I'm lazy, I don't mind I think they're crazy.. Running everywhere at such a speed.. Till' they find tehre's no need." That kinda summed up the start of this all. But now I see that's just a dumb thought and I want to get back to my friends and my girlfriend but I'm in so much pain. My life is passing by right in front of my eyes. Please help.

thanks,
Felipe

SilverHaze
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   Posted 3/15/2006 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I'm sorry you're having such a rough time. You asked if you had depression, and since you're on prozac, a Dr. must think so, also. If the proaz isn't working, tell your  psychiatrist or family Dr. There are many AD's out now that are good.

Many times there are physical symptoms with depression. I know you feel like life is passing you by and you want to be back to "normal" and have your g/f with you. That's the hard part. It will happen, but it takes time. You have to learn how your depression effects you, and from that you will learn how to function and feel good. There is so much hope for you. Please Take Care....Silver yeah


Cygnet-child
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   Posted 3/16/2006 2:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I would try seeing a therapist if I were you. If your mind is overwhelmed with content it may very possibly help significantly to have someone to whom you can begin to pour all of this out to. Being emotionally overwhelmed can just accumulate and become other problems such as the anxiety and physical pressures that you describe. I've had a lot of similar physical sensations -pressure in my head, panic attacks (which are horrible!!!). You may also need a different medication(s). I haven't heard people have much success on Prozac but there are other drugs out there.
 
Best wishes!

els
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   Posted 3/16/2006 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hi fphilx,  Welcome to Healing Well forum.  We are glad to have you.
 
I am sorry that you are have so many problems.  You have described having anxiety and panic attacks.  However, you only said that the doctor put you on a antidepressant for "low serotonin level".  What you are describing kind of sounds like maybe a dissociative disorder which can happen with anxiety and panic attacks it is like a feeling of unreality and unbeing.  Are you taking any medication for this at all?  I would suggest going back to the doctor or psychiatrist and talking to them regarding this.  In the mean time we are here for you.  Please feel free to continue to post....

~elisha
 


dolly vita
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   Posted 3/16/2006 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks guys.

Yeah I guess thats what the prozac is for. I told him all the symptoms that I feel and that I'm incredibly overwhelmed and he still claims there must be some chemical imbalance with the serotonin which I feel is the most accurate description of what I am experiencing. I try really hard to overcome the tension and the anxiety and relax but it feels so physical and out of my control. I have recently talked with him again and he talked about maybe increasing the prozac. You said this may have to do with this unreal feeling and what not.. I know you're not a doctor, but do you know any medication more specific for that sort of thing or how I can explain my situation more accurately to my doctor without him turning into my psychiatrist?
Also, I am seeing a psychiatrist on monday and I hope things will gradually progress.
I'm also gonna ask him about that now.. I really don't think prozac is the right choice here.
Thanks a lot for the posts.. it really helps out a lot.
you guys are great.

els
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   Posted 3/16/2006 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
You are most welcome.  I think in a situation such as this that a psychiatrist is best to be prescribing your medication.  Not that your family practice physician is not capable of doing so it is just that a psychiatrist is more in-tuned to current mental health treatments.  Prozac is an antidepressant and is not usually used to treat anxiety disorders.  It is also quite old, not to say that is not an effective treatment for some but there are quite a few newer medications on the market that you may have more benefit from.  However, this is really something for your physician to decide.  Maybe you can sit down and make out a list of things that you do what to discuss with the psychiatrist so you will be sure to remember what you want to bring up and not be too anxious during your appt on monday. 
Please let us know how it goes...
~elisha
 

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