Emeria - I understand your feeling. I too get bouts of serious anxiety. Lately, it's been a fear of socialization. I haven't been calling friends. People invite my fiancee and I to do things and I back out at the last minute because I don't feel comfortable in these social situations. I feel like I don't know what to talk about because I am feeling "dumber". That's partly because of the memory issues, and partly because I am so preoccupied with doctors and medical "stuff" that they are all I think about.
Last night I had such a hard time sleeping because I felt like I was forgetting to breathe. All of a sudden, I would gasp for air. My fiancee was so worried, I kept him up all night too.
Good luck with it. Take a deep breath and tell yourself it's a passing moment, that your body needs to relax. Try yoga...I hear it works but, unfortunately, I have not tried it myself yet.
Boy oh boy,
this is me indeed...anxiety attacks, crazy thoughts, depression.
Complex partial seizures diag. in 1995
Absent, P.M. G.M. ....on and on
Medication at the present Trileptal 2400mg, Keppra 3000 mg.
You name the med, I have been on it.
Now a new diag. of Bipolar II, and a new medication.
How much more can one brain take ?
Best wishes to you all..............Pam
Also, do you get paranoid from the meds?