DOCTORS SAY IT'S ANXIETY

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SPIN
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   Posted 8/19/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I READ SOME FORUMS FROM YEARS BACK, I'M KNOW EXPERIENCE VIBERATING, SHAKES INSIDE MYBODY I BEEN GOING THROUGH THIS FOR 6 MONTHS WHEN I HAD GOT OFF CELEXA AND KLONOPIN AND MY BODY GAVE ME THIS REACTION IT HAPPENS ALL DAY EVERYDAY DO ANYONE HAVE AVE ANY ANSWERS BECAUSE THE THE DOCTORS,NEURO AND THE THERPIST DON'T HAVE ANY. smhair IT HARD TO DEAL WITH WHEN YOU HAVE A 8 MONTH OLD I WAS GOING THROUGH POSTPARTUM SO I TOOK THE DRUGS WORSE MISTAKE IN MY LIFE.

stkitt
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   Posted 8/19/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Spin,

Welcome to the forum.  I am so sorry you have been experiencing these sx for 6 months.  When you discontinued the meds did you do a slow wean of the med?

I understand some of the withdrawal sx can last a long time. Perhaps another member will have input for you.  I am glad you found us.

Also, you may not have noticed your cap locks are on your computer.......this makes for difficult reading of you post turn .  Just a gentle reminder.

Take care
Kitt


 

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nervymeg
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   Posted 8/19/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Spin,

Welcome to HW. I don't have any experience with these medications but most withdrawl symptom should go away after 3-4 months at most. Where you on a very strong dose and then stopped suddenly? This can confuse your central nervous system and cause the shaking. What do your doctors say about this? Do they have NO answer at all?

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SPIN
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   Posted 8/20/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for caring, I was only on the meds for 2 weeks so between being on and wean off I give it a month total.Thats why nobody understand why my body is going through this I started on 5mg of klonopin and 20mg of celexa than about a week she move up to 40mg of celexa thats when I started to feel alot of bad symptoms. So I ask to be wean off. 3 days after my last pill my body just started to shake all over 24 hrs non stop some doctors will say oh its the withdrawl others it have to something else I went to hospital to hospital the same with doctors all kind of tests was done blood, nerve, cat, mri on spine. nobody knows I wrote TV shows everything I'm just trying to hang on in there, they put me back on klonopin 1mg lexopro 20mg to see will that help,after going 5weeks without nothing I was so scared but I wanted some kind of relief, that help the top part of my body my legs still shake I'm about to tell them to wean me off of that, because it just feel like a poping pills just to be poping them.I just keep my son face in mind to keep strong. Thank you for the warm support and welcoming me.            yeah  SPIN                                                                                  

percycat
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   Posted 8/20/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
SPIN,

I'm so sorry that you're going through such a rough time with your health. I can understand the anxiety of not knowing what's wrong. Do try to stay away from negative thinking - it's very easy to convince yourself that you must have all manner of illnesses, especially when the doctors don't have any answers yet.

I'm a little confused about your current treatment: did you just start the 1 mg klonopin and 20mg lexapro after a 5-week break from meds? If so, how long have you been taking this combination? And you're not getting any relief from them, or have they helped your upper body not to have such tremors?

I'm glad you've found us and hope that knowing you're not alone will be a help to you.

percycat

hostas
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   Posted 8/20/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I have experienced the same symptoms, but I have not been on any perscription meds.  I had bacterial overgrowth of the upper colon and was constantly going to the bathroom.  I got down to 105 lbs which is when anxiety, panic attacks when driving, and severe shaking started.  I went through tons of testing and received no answers.  I felt my body was low in the vitamins it needed due to my illness.  Through research I have done I found that magnesium affects the muscles and nerves, etc. The vitamin I was taking  had  20 mg. but through
Dr. Oz's site at Realage.com I found that we actually need 400-500 mg.  Since I started a taking a magnesium suppliement along with my vitamin my shaking stopped.  Then it started again.  The pattern always occured after I had a product that contained high fructuse corn syrup.  My reading also found that sugar  and caffine should be avoided if at all possible.  B vitamins are also very important to the nervous system.  I started taking a herbal suppliment called Panicyl which I purchased over the internet after doing some research.  I've only been taking it 5 days and they recomment taking it for at least two weeks before you will notice an improvement in anxiety.  I feel better already, but not back to the way I was.  My shaking has stopped after doing all of the above.  Hormones, vitamins, stress, physical health, etc can seem to play a major roll in our mental health and how our body performs.  One of the tests I had run was a cortisol test.  I'm not a Dr. but it seems to me this hormone plays a major role in our body.  They also checked my thyroid.  The same thing applies here.  Have you had any of these tests done?  I personally believe that some times perscription meds are needed.  But they can mask the cause if you haven't been thoroughly tested by a medical specialist.  Please don't take no for answer when it comes to your mental and physical health.  If you aren't getting the answers you need to feel better, ask for a referral,
check out the mayoclinic.com webite, the Panicyl website and the Realage website.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  This can be a very scary thing.

thirstyforchrist
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   Posted 8/20/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Spin,
I really feel for you. I can understand and relate to your situation. I had the post partum depression too. I took paxil for a month and it went away and I had no side effects. But when I recently stopped the Paxil, (i was on it for about six months) I had terrible withdrawls. Do you ever get the feeling like there's an electrical current going through your body? Thats my main symptom. I hope that you can get a doctor that will really help you out or at least put your mind at ease. Maybe you should ask about a med for the anxiety? I hate to see someone go through this, and it's especially hard when you have a beautiful baby. Please dont feel guilty, and do keep your son's face in your mind. My sweet son is my inspiration for getting better so I know how wonderful those sweet ones can be. If you need to talk you can email me anytime. K? And take care of yourself, keep posting. We are a very loving family here! Love to you!
Rachel
 " When you feel like you're alone in your sadness, and no one in this whole world cares, and you want to get away from the madness, you just call my name and I'll be there..."   Third Day


stkitt
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   Posted 8/20/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Spin,

I agree with the others who have posted to you suggesting that you follow up with your physician or see another physician for more testing if indicated.

I am so sorry you are in all this pain.

Gentle Hugs
KItt


 

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SPIN
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   Posted 8/22/2008 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to see my psychiatrist and someone she wanted to sit in to hear my condition yesterday they want to keep me on the meds or try some other meds but I refuse so they want to talk it over and then my psychiatrist will come up with some offer. I'm trying to tell them it's my legs that lead to my depression I don't have anxiety about my baby any more having these shakes really seem to ruin my life I had a great Job offer driving the bus. I wanted to do alot of thing with my son this summer.The psychiatrist just asks the same questions over and over confused again. So what did your medical doctor say or what did the neuro say they want copy of the blood work I don't have thyroid problems or sugar. It's just unknown why, and it's really getting to me. I don't want to keep on playing around with these meds they're the reason why I'm in this state now I hope it goes away soon.My MD. said I'm healthy the only thing I'm over weigh,they did all the testing they can do. I'm looking into Acupuncture to see how that go. Thank You Guys for being so supportive I need that right now. My family is there but they don't know what to do because it's a physical thing.

hostas
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   Posted 8/22/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Spin,

I'm so glad you posted today. You have been on my mind. Please remember Doctors and psychiatrists are college educated people, BUT they are people too. No one know actually how you feel but you. I have heard great things about acupuncture. For what I understand it may take several treatments if it's going to help. My blood sugar and thyroid where fine also. I still can't tolerate sugar, caffine, or high fructose syrup. Something in my body much of changed when I was ill. I'm guessing this caused a change in my brain also. Being pregrant affects your body and brain. There are so many wonderful and mysterious things goin on inside us. Balance seems to be the key factor in functioning properly. Have you tried doing a more natural diet? Eliminate foods with lots of sugar and preservatives. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Drink unsweeted juices and avoid pop. Also try laying on the floor and breathing through your nose with your mouth closed. Put your hand on your stomach and make sure your stomach area rises with each breath. This increase the flow of nitric oxiode gas in your body which has a calming affect. Do this several times a day for a few minutes or more if you can. Call this my me time. Try to totally relax and feel yourself melting into the floor. At first this may increase an anxiety feeling. Stop if it does. Try again later in the day. I can see myself in your posts even though I'm 50 years old. Try to get as much physical exercise as possible. This also creates a feel good hormone. I'm up to 20 minutes of walking almost every day. This is my time to commune with God and see all the beauty he has created in this world. I know it's a old saying, but diet,exercise, and a balanced diet are the foundation for feeling better. Another thing that I've read and works for me is eating small amounts every two hours. Comfort food is also a feel good food. Try having a some carbs - a slice of bread, pretzels, crackers etc. I know they aren't always so calorie, but there is a body reaction to eat that helps us calm our body and mind. Keep in touch, don't give up on feeling better, and every day count your blessings. This to shall pass.

hostas
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   Posted 8/22/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about all the typing errors above. I hit submit before I proof read. I hope you get the just of what I was trying to say.

SPIN
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   Posted 8/22/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much Hostas, no need to apologize I'm not looking for that I just need the the encourgment, and you been giving me that. Spin

hostas
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   Posted 8/22/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't want to through too much at you at one time. Baby steps sometimes are needed so you know what is working and what isn't Another thing that I found helpful was keeping a log of what I ate, what time I ate, and what I had done during the day. When I had a bad spell, I would refer back to my log for a common cause and effect on my body. This has helped me. I hope it might help you. On the positive note, also keep track, at least mentally of the good spells. Try and see if they aren't increasing as you are changing something in your lifestyle for eating habits. I'm sending you a big smile. This is new for me also and I'm still working my way through it. I quite driving almost all together because of the shakiness and dizzy spells. I use to one one good day per week. I'm up to mostly good days with only a few bad days per week. There is hope.

stkitt
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   Posted 8/22/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Spin,

I understand your concerns and they are all certainly legitimate concerns.  Remember you are your own best advocate when it comes to choosing your medical care.  Make a list when you are going to see your physician and get an answer or at least a referral to a specialist  re the leg problems.

I am sorry you had to turn down the opportunity to drive bus, I know how disappointed you must have felt but try to stay in the moment.

Every day members of HealingWell recover their Self-esteem, their self-worth, their dreams, their pride, their dignity and a meaningful life. Do not give up but take each day as it comes and remember babysteps will get you to your goals.

Bless you
Kitt


 

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SPIN
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   Posted 8/22/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Kitt, she already gave me a referral to see a specialist regarding my legs that was the neurologist. I seen two they both said it's not a nerve or a neuro problem, it could be still the withdrawl. Bless you to Kitt

hostas
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   Posted 8/22/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you are not giving up on seeking medical help.  If your not already, it's probably a good idea to have all your records sent to one doctor to co-ordinate your care.  Another trick I'm using to help with the tremors in my legs is laying on the floor and relaxing.  Then point your toes towards your head and hold for a few seconds.  Then release and relax again.  This tightens the muscles and then relaxes them.  You can do the same thing while sitting if you want.  Turkey and chicken have another feel good chemical in them.  Try eating more of them.  Do you get enough potassium?  Bananas and baked pototoes are a couple of good sources.  I notice more tremors when I've not had them in a few days.  Have you tried talking to your mental health provider about possible trying bio-feed back to see if there is a trigger that sets it off, so they can help you find an aid to stop it?  I think I know what mine is and now I'm working on taking my life back.  I do keep my doctor advised of the suppliments I'm taking plus the reactions to preservatives and high corn fructose syrup, etc. 

percycat
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   Posted 8/22/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Spin,

Bravo to you for keeping up with all the medical tests and ideas. It took me several tries to find a doctor who was in the right medical area - and who was knowledgeable enough - to diagnose my acid reflux earlier this year. I'd been reassured by another doctor in a related field that I *couldn't* have it, but I finally got the gumption to keep pushing.

As Hostas and Kitt say, *you* know your body best. If current treatments aren't helping your condition, then keeping asking questions until you get satisfying answers. Once you've found something that provides some relief, make sure you get intimately acquainted with how your body feels under the new setting. For instance, I now take medication for my reflux, and I know when I'm experiencing a problem from that and when it "feels different." Being able to trust that you've found even a partial solution can help you let go of some health anxiety, so that your mind and body can adapt to being healthier. Once that's happened, you'll have a clearer picture of any problems that still haven't been resolved.

Good luck!

percycat

SPIN
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   Posted 8/25/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Hostas and Percycat. Hostas what is bio-feed? I'm starting today to change the way I eat, my husband thinks maybe if I come down off some of  my weight that might help my legs and thanks to you to Hostas for helping me to look at the way I eat. I went to do the Acupuncture I did it three times, the lady and I was both disappointed, because she thought aleast by the second treatment I  should of been feeling a different I was not so friday and over the weekend I was feeling a little down,plus that cost money my health insurance don't cover Acupuncture. So I call her the next day she thinks I should do a cleanse, I was thinking about trying oriental medicine, everything is just so expensive when it come to that. Percycat you are so right about  healthy anxiety that hold part. Once again Thank you ladies for everthing                                    
 
 
Bless You
 
Spin

hostas
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   Posted 8/25/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Bio-feed back can used for a number of different things. Psycologists can use it to see if some type of mental suggestion triggers a physical reaction. I had bio-feed back done 2 years ago through physical therapy after I was in an auto accident. They attach patches to your area of concern. These patches have wires that are hooked up to a monitor. The results are shown on a computer screen. I had to learn how to relax certain muscles while using them. Sorry to hear that the accupuncture hasn't worked. Have you tried chiropractic care. If vertrabraes are slightly out of line they can affect how the body and mind perform. I get headaches that last for days and after a trip to the chiropractor they are gone within 20 minutes. This is just an example. If you haven't checked out the websites I listed before, please do. There is also a website called womantowoman.com that talks about how hormones affect us. I'm still working on my issues, but I have found all these resources to be helpful and insightful. I'm glad you and your husband will be working together to get you healthier. A person doesn't have to be underweight to have vitamin deficiencies. Healthy eating habits can't hurt, they should help you in the over all picture. Have a great day, and keep on smiling. You are so blessed to have such a supportive husband.
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