I need some encouragement! Anxiety is returning.

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P-Fit
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 10/24/2008 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been over at the UC fourm lately...having some sort of issue. Of course it happened about 10 days after I started weaning off my clonazepam. I'm having really bad stomach pains and cant eat much at all. The doctor thinks its pancreititis from my colozal meds or maybe gallbladder (even though I had the GB  tests done already).
 
All the symptoms have started to freak me out. I'm getting the numbness and tingling again and trying to keep myself from running to the ER thinking I'm having a heart attack. To top it all off, my normally supportive husband told me that my heart attack fears were "getting old". Ouch cry
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-4 


Nanners
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   Posted 10/24/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
That numbness and tingling sounds alot like what I get when my anxiety starts to kick in. Forgive me, but why are you weaning off the clonazepam? I must have missed your other posts explaining why you are weaning.

When these feelings hit me I take my Xanax and it seems to stop it in its tracks. I have Crohns so I feel your pain with the sick stomach. But my anxiety also causes its own gastric issues such as nausea and diarrhea. Also, my gallbladder tests always came up normal, but when the removed it they found I had like a filmy wall separating the gallbladder in two, so gallbladder could still be an issue with you. It could also give you the heartattack feeling.

I sure hope you find some relief soon.

Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


stkitt
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   Posted 10/24/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   

P-Fit,

I am so sorry your hubby said that to you.  I know mine can be insensitive at times and I either want to cry or punch him....well no punching allowed so I usually just have a pity party and then I kick the "Stinkin Thnkin" to the curb and get my  anxiety back down.

I will often come to HW and read and post as that keeps my brain engaged in something besides worrying.

If you truly think your problem could be cardiac call you physicians office or the nurse triage line for your clinic for advice in how to proceed.

Do talk with your Doctor re the return of your sx.

Remember to stay in the moment and do not worry about yesterday as that is over and tommorow is not yet here so live in today.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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P-Fit
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 10/24/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I was doing very well w/therapy so my Psyc said I could try to wean off the clonazepam. I'm going VERY slowly though. I'm down to 1 and 1/8 of a pill from 1 and 1/4. I'll stay at this dose for 6 weeks. The flare up of my UC has just made my anxiety go up but I dont want to up my clonazepam dose. I will consider taking my xanax as needed.
 
I've had 2 stress tests done (treadmill and thalium w/treadmill) and wore a holter monitor for a week back in 06-07. They all say my heart is stong and athletic ( I used to run before my UC and anxiety got he best of me).
 
My hubby has been stressing at work lately and I feel guilty being sick all the time. I know it stresses him and my kids out.
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-4 


Mazfire
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1683
   Posted 10/24/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi P-Fit, nice to meet you!

I began having the most intense, severe chest pain in 2001, episodes that would last hours. As i have had Panic Disorder since 14, i knew it wasnt linked, but was really thrown and confused by it- ive had multiple surgeries for multiple reasons but i had never experienced pain like this.

Eventually, a year later, the chest pain was so bad that i was taken from my college dorm by ambulance to a nearby ER where after a big dose of morphine, they kept scratching their heads. I ended up seeing my hometown GP who immediately recognised my pain not as heart problems, but as gallstones. after tests and scans, i didnt just have gall stones, my actual gall bladder had rotted. no doctor had considered gallstones as they considered me "too young". i was 21. had the surgery at 22. what a relief.

now, i have stones in my bile duct, and that creates a similar pain in the chest- sometimes it feels like it will never end.

Sympathy, peace & blessings,

Maz XX


'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
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nervymeg
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   Posted 10/24/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   

P-Fit,

Don't let that guilt kick in okay? You didn't ask for this disorder/anxiety and it's not fair to blame yourself. If hubbie says anything nasty like that again leave the room. That's what I do. It stops me from kicking him!! lol

Meg

 


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