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saabbaby
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/23/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, Im new to the fourm,and wanted to intoduce myself,  ive been suffering from anxiety and panic for a year and 2months..im really fed up, but im thinking positive, im on 75mg of effexor, i take rivotril(klonopin in usa) as needed, and as of 2day i started on lamictal , cuz my docs think i have bi-polar II, i think i do, i mean its explaining alot of my crrrazzy behaviour in the past, but its basically the feelings inside, either butterflies, shakey, disoriented, hearbeating fast, sweaty palms, the list goes on....some days is better than other. im hoping the lamictal can help!!!!
 
Thx :-)))

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/23/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW
I am glad you have found us
Sounds like you are having a rough go off it
There are many that will and do understand what you are going thru so keep posting as well as look at older threads on back pages for info

I have had A/P for about 30 plus yrs and I have found plenty of ways to cope as well as I take Valium as needed
Many self help techniques do really help if you work at them and have a good positive attitude
there is CBT,,relaxation ..........breathing excercises as well as some others ppl do
I do all of the above........
Above all take baby steps to fight this A/P dont let it win and yes there will be setbacks but thats okay too
YOU are strong enough to go at it again...dont beat self up over setbacks they happen to each of us at one time or another.....be proud of each baby step you take in the fight ...
Here you will find many success stories or steps ppl have taken and they are applauded for doing so
I hope you stick around and continue to be part of this forum as well you can check out bi polar forum.......
Again Welcome
Stay with us

LYN
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
 
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
                               FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
 
   
 
                   
 


percycat
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   Posted 4/23/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Saabbaby,

Welcome! I think you'll find lots of good advice and support from the great folks on this forum. It sounds like you have a good relationship with your doctors. That's always so important. Good luck with the new medication!

I second Lyn's advice about relaxation and breathing techniques. I had yet another doctor today (an intern of one of my specialists) remind me of how important those can be. Clearly, that's the message I'm supposed to be heeding right now! :)

percycat

saabbaby
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 4/23/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thx everybody for the warm welcome!! I know this fourm is just what I need...sometimes i feel so alone with this..but im staying positive, i do deep breathing, my ohmms's, lol..last year i went to a psychologist who taught me the deep pressure, and breathing techniqes, they work sometimes,not always, i take a quater to half clonazepam at night.

I have a great relationship with my GP, but my psychrist seems more than a drugged up drug dealer to me...he literally asked me at my 1st appt with him in 6 yrs "what drugs can i prescribe to u 2day...what a loser, so i run everything by my GP whom i trust fully, GOD Bless her!!

What i find really strange is that otger than being a really crazy person up until my 20's, defiant, ...i never had panic anxiety and all these feelings inside...  This started last Feb when i started taking a "natural supplement" to lose weight HYDROXYCUT HARDCORE......PLS DONT EVER TAKE PILLS TO LOSE WEIGHT!!!!!
Neways thats what did me in...in my worst panic attack i lost feelings of my legs, couldnt walk, it was scary..i still get anxiety in my living room sometimes in my livingroom, but its improved much!!!

I took 25mg of lamitcal 2day, so far no sideaffects!! yayyyyyyy
 
Post edited for content, please review Rule  # 1. No discussion of any illegal activity etc.
Your comments regarding use of illicit drugs has been removed.
Kitt

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 4/24/2008 9:42:44 AM (GMT-6)


nervymeg
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   Posted 4/23/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW Saabbaby, I'm really glad you found us! It sounds like that weight loss supplement probably triggered the panic attacks, they are filled with caffienne (bad spelling) and all sorts of bad things that will make you feel loopy. 
 
I know what it is like to have a psych who doubles as a dealer...my first psych said to me "you are too young and pretty to put up with this - here take these meds".  Arrgh!! He messed me up a bit with that.  IMHO your doctor sounds like a much better resource, stick with what works!
 
I'm glad you've kicked (most of) the drugs (MJ won't help your anxiety - it often exacerbates things)...but I don't want to preach..it is your decision and I will respect that.
 
I'm really happy your lamitcal is working (no side effects is a major bonus!!) and I hope it keeps working for you.  I really look forward to more of your posts, please keep us up to date with things and know that we are here to support you.  Be well Saabbaby!!
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badfish
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 393
   Posted 4/24/2008 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Saabbaby :P
 


Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 4/24/2008 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Usually diet pils have ephendrine ( sp) in them or did at one time ..that is prolly a reason to boost along the a/p attacks you strted getting

How are you doing today

LYN
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
 
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
                               FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
 
   
 
                   
 


saabbaby
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 4/24/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
hey guys!! ur all sooo nice!! ya those hydroxycut boosts the epi-ephedrine so that probably why this all started, i soooo regret ever taking those pills..i dont fret about my weight..i dont need to, im 120lbs soooo it was all in my head...today so far im doing good...didnt take my meds yet, gonna do so in 5min...2day is day 2 of lamictal.
Yesterday i got anxiety around 8ish...excited feeling and disoriented, heartpounding problems concentrating and focusing, i did my breathing exercises and relaxation, but in the end i took a quarted clonazepam and i felt better.
From what im reading about bp i think i might be inthe normal phase, im not really sure???lol
Thx
Steph


Thoughts Become Things


stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/24/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Saabbaby,
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. We are o pleased you found us.
I am sorry to hear you are going through a rough time.
It does sound like your pdoc is an easy push over for meds, not good. Have you considered finding a Pdoc that has higher integrity? Your Pdoc seems to have a inconsistent consistent framework of principles.
 
I know you feel the diet pills,  set this all off but with your past history of use of substances it may have been comeing on way before you added the diet pills.  Do you have a therapist?
 
You have met some of our wonderful members and they are nonjudgemental but more than willing to support you as I am.  Please keep posting and know we care. 
 
Let me know how the Lamacitil works as I took first dose yesterday and about 8 hours after the dose I was extremely dizzy and walking into walls.................the dose was 12.5 mg.  Now I am in holding pattern as I am not sure I want to contune with the med.
 
Thanks so much
Kitt
 
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic 
Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
 


saabbaby
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 4/24/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you kitt!!! i hope everything works for u with the meds. hows ur day goin so far/??
Thoughts Become Things


stkitt
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   Posted 4/24/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   

My day is going well and thank you for asking....................it is rainy and gloomy here but hey, the sun will come out tomorrow.

I look forward to getting to know you better. :-)
Kitt


 
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic 
Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
 


crying
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 4/24/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I too wanted to give you a warm welcome and say hello. I hope you can find a med that will work well for you.

Welcome!
Puttin' the Fun in Dis-fun-ction!


saabbaby
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 4/24/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thx crying!! Im looking foward to getting to know all of u also..this is something big in my life and im glad m not alone anymore!!! :-)
Thoughts Become Things


wen4003
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1193
   Posted 4/24/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Saabbaby,
 
I'm a bit late in welcoming you and I apologize for that - I've been off in my own world and working outside the last few days.  I want to extend a very warm welcome to you for joining us here at Healing Well.  You should find a great deal of comfort and support here.
 
Please know that you definitely not alone with dealing with a/p, this is a very big problem for many people and we can so relate to what you are dealing with.  Not all of us will be able to every issue, but some will be able to help - which is the best part of being here.  Even if we can't help with the particular issue, we will lend that supportive "listening" ear.
 
I agree with others who have suggested that you may want to find another psychiatrist who isn't so drug happy and actually wants to help with the actual issues.  Are you seeing a therapist as well?  If not, this may be helpful to you as well as meds.  There are two threads on this board that may be of use to you - one is called "CBT Therapy - What is it" and the other is "Relaxation Techniques".  I will try to find them and bring them to the top of this page for you.  If not you can just go through some posts to find them (they are probably on the 2nd or 3rd page). 
 
There are lots of threads here that you may be able to relate to and get some help from.  There are also some resources listed in the yellow box to the right; just click on the Anxiety/Panic link and it will take you to the list.  I hope you find some peace soon and are able to relax somewhat.  
 
Take care and I look forward to getting to know you better,
Wen
 
 

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nervymeg
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   Posted 4/24/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Saabbaby..hello again, I'm so happy you are with us..! That heartbeat sounds fairly normal if you have anxiety.  But even if it's low, when you have anxiety it will feel like it's beating in you head.  How are you doing? Please post and keep us up to date..you are family now xx
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