This thread should be the first place you visit as a new member of our Forum!! This is where you can share a bit about yourself and give all the members a chance to get to know you and welcome you to the Anxiety and Panic Forum.
Share as little or as much as you like. We love new members !
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Welcome, Ross! sorry you have had a rough time of it. you will find truly understanding and compassionate people here- please stay with us and hopefully we can help where we can! I too have fibro and its a nightmare.
Welcome Ross, this is Kitt. I am very pleased to meet you and I know I have been reading your post. Your signature has caught my eye and it is pleasing.
I hope you fine what you are looking for with us and that we can help each other. Please feel comfortable here and continue to post and let us help you with your concerns.
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum. I am sorry we had to meet here but we love new members so welcome to our family.
You will find tons of stories on the boards if you read through the threads from people that have anxiety and panic attacks.
The members are warm and caring and they have posted their problems and stories so please do read and post away.
Again welcome and I hope you find what your looking for to help you with your anxiety.
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Family............you will find the members caring and supportive. I know you will be welcomed with open arms and know we are here to help you so do stick with us.
I see you have started your own thread. That is good and I will be posting on your thread shortly.
Again a Warm welcome, you are now family.
I am a mid-40's male living in the midwest. I have a wonderful wife and 3 children. I guess I have always been an anxious person. I have a bad habit of chewing my fingernails - guess that is a sign. On the flip side, my co-workers feel I handle stress very well.
Anxiety runs in my family (mom and sister). The only medicine I was on until May of 2008 was Asacol for ulcerative colitis. In May, I was having occasional trouble staying asleep, where I would wake up around 3:00 and could not go back to sleep. My doctor put me on temazepam as needed. I was taking it 2-3 times a week initially. It really did help. However, I have now gotten into the habit of using it daily. I asked my doc if it was safe to take every night, and the answer was yes. Over the last few weeks, I have had isolated cases where I feel too excited, I may start sweating, and it feels like blood is rushing to my head. That feeling only lasts about 10 - 15 seconds or so, then goes away. However, it makes me feel like something is wrong, and has really bothered me. I talked to the doc about it, and he diagnosed anxiety, and gave me a prescription for Xanax (.25 mg) as needed. Both Xanax and temazepam are in the benzo class of drugs, and while they work, I have read some negative items. I now wake up some times (at the proper time) and feel jittery (shaking). I wonder if my anxiety is getting worse, or if my body wants a "Xanax" fix. I also feel dizzy at times - wonder if it is anxiety, or side effect from temazepam. I have an appt Tuesday with a psychologist - hopefully, I will find something that can make these anxiety symptoms go away. I have had these "excited" episodes in the past, but it never really bothered me until recently.
Well, I rambled a bit, but that is the story. I am glad I found this message board, and can really feel for the symptoms all of you are feeling. Does anyone have experiences they can share from the use of temazepam? xanax?
Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum. Temazepam is Restoril and is a sleeping medication. If your physician has added Xanax, please do be careful and do not take the two medications at the same time.
I am glad to hear you have found a therapist as that is a very wise move IMHO.
I am also very happy that you found this great site.
Take care and keep posting.
Im new here, and ive been suffering from panic/anxiety attacks since my teens, i now am in my 40's and still suffer, ive tried every kind of med, and therapy and nothing has cured me yet.
Please take your time and post when you feel comfortable. I have found the support, validation and encouragement that I receive here, to be so helpful and healing. I hope and trust that will be your experience as a member of the HW family.
Glad to have you with us.
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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac
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