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bostonmike
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   Posted 9/8/2010 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,
  
       Once in awhile I experience bouts of anxiety. It comes and it goes. I do not know if it is the medication? I take 80 mg.'s of Flurosemide with 200 mg.'s of Spironolactone and 2 tablespoons of lactulose a day plus magnesium oxide and a Quallaquin pill or quinine for cramps. Also, have bouts of fatigue where I sleep all night, get up feel like I have'nt slept and sleep to noon time! This happened to me yesterday. I experienced both. Had to go for walk last night to get rid of the anxiety. I hate the feeling when it hits me! I brought it to my doctors attention but forget what he said about it. I only see him every 3 months, since I have been doing alot better. When this happens I tweak the meds to half dose because it could be the loss of water. If anyone has any experiences
with this, please, I could use some feedback. Thanks.

arneeb
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   Posted 9/8/2010 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Mike had this too... and we actually did things together in the middle of the night and we talked him through the anxiety.. but barring that distracting yourself..and then Mike would sleep... he went through spurts like that...and he was on similiar dose..and he cheated on his lactulose...didn't take like he should have...well I tried to tell you a little but we did a lot of things... watched movies together.. just ignored the anxiety... he played his rock music.. tried to have a number of things so that we could distract him from the anxiety.. take care Sandi
There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still... Corrie Ten Boom

hep93
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   Posted 9/8/2010 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Mike, I really doubt that the diuretics are causing anxiety.  I take them myself.  As for the sleeping all night and until noon, I've been doing that for the past 5 yrs....except that I was waking up every two hours and sometimes every hour, until last Fri. when I started taking Trazodone.  I am now sleeping about 7 hours before waking up around 8:30 AM, but am so groggy that I have to go back to sleep until noon or later.  That's why you seldom see me here in the morning.  I haven't, however, had anxiety.  I just basically "go with the flow" as far as this disease and everything that goes with it.

Going for a walk seems like a good idea for the anxiety.  I walk 3/4 mile almost every evening, although I really have to push myself to do it.

Please try to relax and not worry so much!

Hugs,

Connie



hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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Post Edited (hep93) : 9/8/2010 9:17:24 PM (GMT-6)


Pink Grandma
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   Posted 9/8/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mike,   I believe everyone has bouts of anxiety every now and then (Liver disease or not).  I just had a spell of it today.  Just out of the blue for no apparent reason.
With everything that you are going through it's quite normal.  I don't believe the meds that you are taking have anything to do with it.  
My husband's doctor prescriped him something for anxiety but for the life of me I can not remember what it was now.  He didn't take very it often only once in a while when things got tough for him. 
 
One night I woke up about 3am and he was awake.   He loved to eat, so I told him to get dressed that we were going to Denny's and have an early breakfast.  We had a blast........came home and we both went back to sleep.  
 
Have a good evening.........thoughts and prayers....... 
 
 
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bostonmike
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   Posted 9/8/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the feedback. I just got back from a quick walk because the anxiety hit me again, tonight. This is unusual because it is happening more frequent lately. I will just watch TV until exhaustion sets in. The funny thing is I have been up since 7:00 A.M. and everytime I sat down to watch TV or do a crosswood puzzle, today. I had to fight to keep my eyes open all day. Now , since 11:00 P.M. I'm having trouble getting to sleep and I cannot really pinpoint the reason for the anxiety..

hep93
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   Posted 9/8/2010 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Although I don't feel anxiety, I have those same types of issues.  I seem to wake up completely around 10 PM and am wide awake when I need to be going to sleep.  I have to remember to take the Trazodone earlier.  You might ask your doctor about a prescription for it.  It's not habit forming.
 
Hugs,
Connie
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arneeb
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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
oh Grandma... a couple times a week... when I got off work at 6 a.m. Mike and I would go to Denny's .. he was such a big kid... and even as advanced as the disease was... he'd see something new on tv and want to go to Denny's and try it :)...
Mike find things to distract yourself... and just flow with it... I work with people with chronic mental illnesses who have anxiety and these type of attacks... we teach alot of environmental things to decrease the dependence on medication... the walk thing, reading, music... tv even... anything.. it helped Mike cuz he'd call me... and we'd talk.. till he got tired..that was what I missed the most his silly text messages in the middle of the night and his love u 2 all the time.. but we spent many many nights calming the anxieties... and making his monsters get back in the closet.. a hot bath.. Mike just plain slept days and was up nights but then I work nights and it went together pretty well.. thinking of u... Sandi
There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still... Corrie Ten Boom

Butterflythree
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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband also has trouble with anxiety and sleeping. I have been told that is common in people with cirrhosis. I'm sure anxiety is common in anyone with a life threatening disease.

My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Butterflythree
 
There is always hope!

**David**
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   Posted 9/9/2010 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Mike, If you'd like to talk, call me. **David**
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shadowsghost
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   Posted 9/10/2010 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Mike sometimes this anxiety can be brought on by the constant worry. You are dealing with serious health issues and your mortality. Doug was a very easy going guy, full of laughter and so positive no matter what, he also started dealing with anxiety and the restlessness like you. He found a counselor in town and it helped alot, he said it allowed him to talk through things he felt botthered him the most that he couldnt talk to me about. Sometimes a stranger to talk with is the way to go, it allows for a better communication without worrying about upseting anyone.
Sue
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