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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/9/2007 11:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi new to the forum. Some history. I have been having panic issues on and off from December this year. I was on celexa 10 mg for several months and had a small cancer scare which turned out to be nothing serious. During that time my anxiety returned and I returned to my GP and he recommended upping the dose to 20 mg and take Xanax XR 1mg 1 in A.m and one in P.m which I did on and off for about 3 weeks no improvement. Went back to the GP he advised to try Lexapro 10mg which I did at that time I tried to ween my self from the xanax xr and on day 5 without the xanax anxiety attacks returned. I again went on the xanax for approximately one week and had a surgery scheduled and felt it was necessary to get through the surgery. A funny thing happened. I was under general anestesia and the doctor suggested I do not take any xanax for a few days until the general anestesi wears off and do the same with the lexapro. I started up the lexapro but did not have a need for the xanax no panic attacks or anxiety for now 17 days today I felt edgy. One thing I left out was I was put on Percocet for 2 weeks to help with pain fromt he surgery. I have been on and off of the percocet for 23 days now. Because I was feeling anxious I went today to see a shrink and he totld me that the xanax could not be the cause for the anxiety it has been out of my system and that he felt the percocet was the issue. He also switched my Lexapro for Cymbalta. NO my question does all of this seem feasible and has anyone had success with cymbalta or had rebound anxiety 17 days after stopping a benzo. And can percocet cause these symptoms I am currently having. Chills, cant eat montazums revenge etc..... Thanks for any inpu
 
Just added a subject to your post..hoping you will get more support and help :-)

Post Edited By Moderator (jordaNZone) : 3/10/2007 12:23:34 PM (GMT-7)


ShynSassy
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   Posted 3/10/2007 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Kanobi
Welcome to the board I am very glad you found us.
Wow you are going through alot of things ...no wonder you have anxiety.
I have never been on the meds that you are taking. But,I am sure alot of members here have and will post their experiences.
I did find some very useful info I think here is the link:

mb.rxlist.com/rxboard/percocet.pl?read=123


I hope this helps and please keep us posted.


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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/10/2007 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply, it was helpful. I am guessing that it is the Percocet at this point since my attacks dont feel like full panic or anxiety attacks. I guess it could be the Xanax too. It just feels like since I have been off of it for this long17 days it should have cleared by now. I was drinking tons of water after the surgery I had to keep from having constipation from the percocet. Just corn fuseddddd.... scool

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   Posted 3/11/2007 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Kanobi..Well after reading your post again..I can honestly say I am confused too lol..so, I am thinking that going back to your GP once again could be a plan (take a friend with you if possible - two sets of ears are better than one lol) - take All the pills with you noting any changes that have taken place since the op - tell him how you are feeling in yourself just now - and that you want your meds sorted out so you can get on with your life..and start working towards feeling better! You could ask about counselling/therapy just to get you over this rough patch if you feel it may help :-)

Take good care and keep us posted.

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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/11/2007 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the post was at my shrink Friday. I too went over pills I was taking, He seems to feel it is a combination of the percocet withdrawal and the Lexapro not working. He felt no way Xanax still in my system causing withdrawal. I have just hear so many different opinions about how long Xanax can stay in your system and cause rebound attacks. I guess I am looking for some sort of confirmation that he is right and teh Xanax is gone. My biggest fear is having to go back on a benzo since they are sooooooo hard to kick. Good news is I slep some last night dont feel as panic and have not had any percocet in 2 days now. So far one real bad day yesterday was a little better. cool

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   Posted 3/11/2007 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kanobi
Right now you need to trust your Dr. And keep staying in touch. I think they are on the right track.
If you do not want to go back to benzo,then just tell them that. There are so many meds these days I am sure they can find something else.
I am glad that you are feeling better and hopefully it keeps up!!!


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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/11/2007 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Shy thanks for the support. I am one of those people who want things fixed right away and have a hard time waiting for results. Which makes changing meds so tough to stomach. Thus my anxiousness... :-)

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   Posted 3/11/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I am just like that Kanobi,I hate waiting and it drives me crazy sometimes!



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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/11/2007 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
How do you cope? Any unique techniques? Anyone...

ShynSassy
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   Posted 3/11/2007 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I just keep reminding myself that all good things come to those that wait...in fact sometimes I have to tell myself that over and over before I start to get it!
It is hard that is for sure.
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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/11/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Shy if you dont mind me asking do you just take an antidepressent or do you take anti anxiety medication as well. Ever heard of cymbalta.... eyes

Kanobi
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   Posted 3/12/2007 2:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone else have any input or suggestions on how to cope or just general comments to my situation it would be appreciated. cool
Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg


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   Posted 3/12/2007 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kanobi
Sorry I am just now responding. Had a very busy day yesterday.
I am currently med free. And have been for about 1 1/2 years. (That is after 16 years of taking meds.)
At the time I was taking tranxene,wellbutrin,and had Valium on hand for really bad days.
Then my doctor ordered Tylenol 3 with codeine for the pain.
Basically I was a zombie. And it took me a long time to get off of all of it.


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Kanobi
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   Posted 3/12/2007 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
How were you able to go off and stay off.  Did you ween youself off one drug at a time....  What replaced the drugs, how were you able to gain control and put the panic attacks in you back pocket...

Cymbalta 30 mg
Toprol 25 mg
20 Days since my last Xanax


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   Posted 3/13/2007 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I had lost my job,moved to a different town and when I called my doctor for a refill he basically said too bad...since you moved away you need to find another doctor.
I had no insurance and hardly no money. My so called doctor told me to buy a bottle of jack Daniels to get over the withdrawals and suck it up (long story with him).
As I mentioned before, I was a zombie. The meds decreased my appetite so I had lost alot of weight.
My b/f was very concerned and he stepped in and helped me get off of the meds.
I went cold turkey and it took 3 months in order for me to even sleep a straight 4 hrs.
It was bad,but I had a great support system.
No one should have to go through that,and I could have really made life difficult for my doctor,but I had alot of other things going on that was not right,so dealing with him took a back burner.
Now I am kind of thankful because I don't think I would have gotten off of them any other way.
I still have panic attacks,and am dealing with those one day at a time. If they get too bad I will be finding another doctor,but for now I can usually breathe and talk myself through them...
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Post Edited (ShynSassy) : 3/13/2007 6:04:53 AM (GMT-6)

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