Celexa 60mg qam, Pariet 20mg bid, Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg tid, Serax 30 mg qhs, amitriptylline 30mg qhs , Percocet prn
Welcome to healingwell and congratulations on your graduation. Any changes in routine (especially having more time on your hands) can lead to A/P and it sounds like you are having a few. I'm sorry to hear you are feeling unwell..I find it hard to eat when panicky but find just small meals (little bits of soup or soft fruit) can really help me deal with anxiety.
The xanax is also usefull but can make you feel a bit spacey..!! Maybe your doc could suggest a longer lasting medication or an anti-depressent that might work a bit better. I would also suggest counselling..have you tried CBT?? It works wonders for some people on this site. I hope this helps you a little, and again, a very warm welcome to you
keep us posted xx
Welcome to HealingWell and I am so glad you found us.
I agree with the other members here and please know you are not alone in your feelings. Signs of anxiety include restlessness, a lot of worrying about things that probably will not happen, and not being able to pay attention or remain focused on a task. Sometimes the stress can get extreme and lead to panic attacks. Panic attacks are short times of intense fear and anxiety, which often include quick heartbeats, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness or stomach problems. Please talk with your P-doctor regarding any of these signs. Some things that may help lower your stress are: Getting enough rest (at least 8 hours a day) .Meditation (sitting quietly with your thoughts). Listening to gentle music, reading, massage, taking a warm bath, ging for walks and regular exercise that you are used to doing. Again a warm welcome.
Thank you for the update and that is good news. I am glad your planing to stay with us.
Support groups are a place for people to give and receive both emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information. You have found the best site on the web................Hugs to you
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