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Twiggy2
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   Posted 6/14/2006 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think that i like this meds Zyprexa, makae me very tired most of the day and dizzy and it doesn;t really help with my racing mind. Crying of and on and have chest pains. Maybe i should have stayed on the cipralex but i swicthed because it wasn;t covered under the social assistance beneifits but Zoloft is so i thought i would be better and now not sure. Can anyone give some advise thanks Twiggy2.

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   Posted 6/15/2006 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah but effexor isn't an antipsychotic...Twiggy, any antipsychotic that you take is going to give you these effects to begin with.  Your not going to be able to take a pill and have all your symptoms go away instantly.  It takes time, hang in there with it.  You are on a very low dose of 2.5 mg...if your taking it at night before you go to bed maybe try taking it earlier in the evening like at 7pm so it hopefully wont make you as tired the next day.  These class of drugs take longer to reach there full effects than the antidepressants...keep this in mind.  It is also very hard on your body to keep jumping from different medications.  We are thinking of you..take care


 


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   Posted 6/15/2006 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for thr reply i will try what you suggested and see what happens, also to i don;t think that Zoloft is doing a very good job so. I Should have stayed on the Cipralex as that seemed to be doing a better job, I cry off and on for no reason it just happens. Maybe i not suited to take Zoloft. I i go back to Cipralex i am going to request that he puts me on a stronger benzo that should do the trick i hope. I understand that changing meds is hard on my system and emotions are screwed up, but at least when i was on Cipralex i wasn;t this bad emotionlly. That is why i said maybe switching back to it even though it isn;'t covered or there is other options that are like wellbutrin which that pharamacolgist says that might be the best thing to try at this point which i am going to tell him that to. Anyway i.m ok, when i don;t feel ok i just for a while and then i feel a bit better. I have read some interesting info on the anxiety board about cytochromp450 genectic test in sounds very interesting and worth talking to about it with my doc. As that could be the problem with me and having changed so many different meds with little success of feeling better, i know it take time for them to work i have been on Z now for 25 days and out of those days have been up and down like a yo-yo. I to may try effexor but i want to be sure that is the last resort of meds as i know there are a lot of side effects with that one. Anyway i am done rambling for now sorry for it being so long but i feel better just being able to get it out in the open. Twiggy2 Atedogs how long have you been on effexor and does it really help?

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   Posted 6/17/2006 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I still have some lepraxo pills left i was wondering if i can take it with Zoloft the pharmasist said it should be ok but i think i will ask her again when i presription filled tommorow maybe this will stop the anxiety until i see my doc on the 3rd Twiggy2.

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   Posted 6/18/2006 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, is it possible to still experince anxiety even if you feel the depression has lifted, i have been having chest pains off and on for days i wish that my pysch doc would put me on something stronger to help. I am a tense and sometimes easliy startled, which i have mentioned to him before in the past and he brushes it off as if it;s no big deal but for and anxiety and panic patient it think it is and can make things worse, anyway wanted to through my two cents in tonight. Before i go to my appointment tomorrow with theropist i am going to print out as much info as possible that relates to me and he can read and we can talk about it and possibly i can get through to him and then possibly he can either contact someone on talk to my current pysch doc and do something with meds i donno i will post later tommorow and let you know what happens take care all hope all is well Twiggy2

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   Posted 6/19/2006 3:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont know what to say Twiggy,  I am glad that the depression is better.  I hope you didnt take any of your lexapro that have left over.  Unless, you have consulted with your physician before hand. 


 


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   Posted 6/19/2006 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
no i didn't i just though maybe if would help with the anxiety crap. Anyway take care talk to ya later Twiggy2.

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   Posted 6/20/2006 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello my anxiety is trying to get me again not sure why, chest pains for three days crying off and on and hands are shaking something awful, the .05 of ativan is none effective for me anymore it does help a bit with the pain in the chest but that about it, i called my psych doc today to see if i could squeeze too see him but he was very busy today so i may get a phone call tommorow so we can hopefully get a stronger anti anxiety med or something almost tell him to put me in valium school is getting out soon for our children i think that is part of the reason my anxiety is a little up i love them dearly but they can be a real hand ful at times and i am not sure if i am going to be able to make through the entire summer without some help. I aslo am going to joining a group for people who suffer from anxiety and maybe that will help too also next week at my theropist appointment i am going to learn deep breathing exercises with that all said i should be on my way to lowering my anxiety but i could sure use some help while i am waiting,

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   Posted 6/22/2006 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello how is everone this morning. Doing ok still having some anxiety but ok. I have and appointment tommorow morning with my doc hopefully he will prescribe me something to stop this anxiety. Not much else going on thanks for your posts, i will let u know what he says tomorrow. Twiggy2

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   Posted 6/23/2006 4:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with your appointment Twiggy :-)

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   Posted 6/23/2006 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello just wanted to check in and let you know i saw my pych doc today he told me to stop the Zyprexa as i wasn;t doing anything for me anyway and upped my dose of Zoloft and prescribed me clonazapam i will see him in 4 weeks and go from there. I hope that this does the trick along with theropy i will be well on my road to recovery, also to on a happ note my husband got a new permanent job today he starts on Mon after 6 months benefits and starts at 12 buck an hour, also to our cat had kittens last night they are so cute, things are finally starting to look very good for us right now and hope that the days keep getting better oh one more thing both of our children passed to the next grade. I hope that i haven;t bored anyone but i had to share the good news. Anyway gotta go for now i will keep posting to let you know how i make out over the next couple of weeks with the meds HUGES AND KISSES FROM TWIGGY.

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   Posted 6/24/2006 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Zyprexa is kind of toxic on the human body; it's not a good drug.

Also, any competent pharmacist will know more about meds and side effects than your average doc. That's the person you want to ask.


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Twiggy2
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   Posted 6/25/2006 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks i haven;t taken it since about three days now no more dizziness since stopping the Zyprexa and the clonazpepam has almost stopped the racing mind and sleeping much better so i think i found a good combo of meds possibly this will be the meds i will have to take long term, also to i found that i don;t need clonazapam as often and i don;t need first thing in the morning like i did with the ativan because the clono stays in my system longer which is cool, anyway gotta go thing to do i will keep in touch possibly i think that lithium might be a question i am going to talk to my pysch about at my next visit as i have read good things about it being a good mood stablalizer which should help talk to ya later Twiggy2.

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   Posted 6/25/2006 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Evening although i believe that my anxieties have been greatly reduced i feel as if though that it may never compeltly go away but with meds it will help a great deal. At my next appointment with my theropist we are going to focus on deep breathing excercises which should also help reduce things even more, i may never be able t go off the meds i can accept that. Although i would like to not have to take them but it does make me feel better so i am not going to complain, the clono has removed most of the anxiety and racing mind thing which is great so when i see my psych in 4 weeks i am going to tell him and he will most likely prescribe more or even something stronger to see what happens, anyway i am going to stop gabbing for now and thank you all so much for reading my posts over the last couple of months i appreciate a great deal. I am a little unsure about the increase in the zoloft but i am going to follow through with it. Take care all and have a good night Twiggy2

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   Posted 6/26/2006 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Twiggy, I am glad that your feeling better.  I'm sorry that the Zyprexa didn't work out for you.  It is a pretty heavy duty anti psychotic even at the smallest dose you were taking.  You will want to watch out for the Klonopin that your taking now as it is a benzodiazepine and can be habit forming.  They also are a controlled substance.  Congrats on the kittens... :-)

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   Posted 6/26/2006 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks els for your reply I am thinking that maybe asking to try buspar as i have read that it i non addictive and is good for long term use rather that klonopin/ ativan, as i know that klonopin stays in your system longer than ativan which it turn i find that i have less chest pains and the other symtoms that go along with anxiety, when i see my pych next in july i will make a point of requesting to try another mood stabalizer as i know that there are a wide range of them. I am trying to stay away from getting addicted to this medication as best as possible, i see my regular family doc on the 29th of June i am going to request that i can get my thyroid checked and possibly see about litium as a possible mood stablalizer, anyway take care and let me know your thoughts on this thanks Twiggy2

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   Posted 6/26/2006 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Buspar is good but many of the people who I have seen take it have had problems with feeling very lethargic almost drugged like.  Lithium Carbonate is also a very effective medication the one big down fall to Lithium is that the patient has to have blood draws what is called a Lithium Level done every few months (usually 3-6) to ensure that it is not reaching toxic levels in the body.  I would just see what your doctor thinks is the best course of action to take...


 


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   Posted 6/27/2006 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your post, i will definatly keep all that in mind when talking to my docs. It is going to be a long summer the kids had there last day of school today i have been i little irritable and moody, kinda ok now but tired. That in itself i feel is what is making me kinda feeling this way. and the meds too so i am trying to keep it together, i don't really care for needles but if it is going to help i will have to get use to it, anyway take care and i will keep you posted as to how things are going The klonopin has been helping with the shakes and relieves most of the anxiety symtoms for how long i am not sure. I am suppose to take .05mgs twice a day but sometime when i feel things are getting to me i take a third and seems to be effective that is another topic to discuss with my pysch doc in july he may finally figure out the proper dose that i should be on by then. Either an increase in the klonpin or lithium or buspar there are so many to choose from it is just a matter if figuring out what works right, anyway sorry to gab your ear off have a good night and talk soon Twiggy2

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   Posted 7/9/2006 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
i have been feeling run down and crappy for 4 days know having a hard time getting out of bed and not really hungry still able to work but just generally not well, feels like no energy can someone tell me if this is the meds or what i am keeping a mood chart that i starting filling out and i am going to bring with me at my next appoinment maybe it will help. Anyway talk to ya all later Twiggy2.

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   Posted 7/11/2006 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been crying off and on for two days, yesterday in the mall and today i started balling for a half an hour, kids are getting to me and i having a hard time coping. I took a kloni to help me relax a bit and only have 6 more days until i see my pych, i am feel like i am having a nervous breakdown. I know it;s ok to cry as it helps me feel better at times but i cannot keep going like this everyday, . On a bit of a happpier note we got our new couch and chair today and it is very comfortable i dosed off on it for a while. Anyway if someone would like to reply to this post great and if not that ok to, take care talk later Twiggy2. I know that when i see my pysch and tell him that i am still having crying spells he is gonna wanna increase my meds but i am not sure that it gonna help much. Sorry had to add that. bye for now.

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   Posted 7/12/2006 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   

sad  Twiggy, I am sorry that your having a rough time.  All these medication changes cant be good for your system.  I hope your doctor can come up with a medication regime that will work for you real soon.  We are always here for you...please know that.

Do you have anyone that can watch your kids for the day or something?  Perhaps you need a break?  You know, just a day to yourself to take a bath, read and be lazy, do things for you that you never get to do.  Try looking into it...it might help...k?  Hugs


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   Posted 7/12/2006 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your reply, i am going to the hospital today, mild chest pains during the night and this morning i sure it's anxiety and hope that a doc will give me something stronger that 0.5 of of klono cause if not i am taking a weeks vacacation in 2 south. Sorry if i offended anyone with that comment but i am ranting I'll talk to ya later and let u know what happens. twiggy2

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   Posted 7/12/2006 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
i went to the ER today i saw a crisis worker and then ER doc he increased my klonopin for now until i see my pysch only a few days away it was that or admitting me to the pych ward but i/m home and hopeing that the increase in the Zoloft will kick in soon. I plan to talk to my pysch about adding buspar possibly or try another med along with Zoloft to help maybe a small dose of effexor or a mood stabilzer. Anyway hang in there ok take care Twiggy2

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   Posted 7/15/2006 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
i am gonna talk to doc tommorow, i am hoping to get through to him about my mind racing and he will add something to help this, i will let you know how things go.Twiggy2

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   Posted 7/18/2006 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I say my pysch doc explained about the racing mind said we could try serequel i asked about valium he no try tenazapam, which will suppose to help me sleep and relax my back muscle, i see my family do tommorow and i will talk to him about options, seems to help a bit but still having back pain so we will see what my doc says tommorow anyway just wanted to update take care Twiggy2.
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