anxiety tablets (and questions)

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robertoneill
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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there i was wondering if someone could help me.I'm 18 years old,When i go outside i feel dizzy and don't know where i am,Ive felt this since i was 14,my doctor prescribed me with anti-anxiety tablets as my blood test results came back fine,but i really don't feel fine,Its ruining my life,much appreciated if someone could help thanks Robert

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Aries8
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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
What happened when you were 14 to bring on these symptoms? Can you remember anything significant?

Your doctor seems to think your feelings are anxiety related. You need to see a professional therapist. That would be a good start. This website is filled with wonderful resources that can help you. Learn a relaxation technique. They're not difficult to learn and they really help with relieving stress and fear.

For some reason you've associated being outside with anxiety. You have to relearn that the outdoors is not a place to be afraid of. I would suggest discussing cognitive behavior therapy with a therapist.

Don't give up! This problem can be solved and you'll be feeling better in no time!
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40 mg Prozac, Toprol 75 mg and occasionally Ativan


robertoneill
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   Posted 3/30/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was 14 i remember getting a knock to my head that made me feel really dizzy,but i don't think that is the cause,I forgot to say that the doctor also referred me to a hospital to have a scan for Epilepsy,She done this because my brother has it,but she said that its very unlikely to be that,I feel so alone with this, as people don't understand what i mean when i say ' I don't know where I am when i go outside'

percycat
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   Posted 3/30/2009 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Robert,

Many of us can identify with your statement that your symptoms are ruining your life.

If you feel that something other than anxiety could be the culprit, try to have a good, clear dialogue with your doctor about what might be going on, exactly what your symptoms feel like and when they occur, and what you should or should not expect to happen from your treatment. It helps me to go in with a written list of questions so that I don't forget something I want to know about.

If you feel that anxiety is a reasonable answer, or at least an answer to part of what you're feeling, do try to find a skilled therapist who can help you. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a method that several folks here have had good experiences with. In CBT, the therapist does not try to analyze the start of your problems, but rather helps you to focus on how you will respond in the present and future to the physical sensations, thoughts, or feelings that distress you. There is a free online site for CBT called MoodGym. Here is the link:

Welcome!

percycat
 
PS - I editted your topic title slightly so that perhaps you will get more responses.


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Aries8
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   Posted 3/30/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Robert, this bump to the head and the following dizziness, did this happen outside by chance?

Your not knowing where you're at when you go outside, may be a feeling of unreality. Lots of us get this feeling of dettachment or kind of being separate from our bodies. It's difficult to explain. Does this sound sort of like what you're feeling?

It's not always important to find out the reason behind our anxiety but it does help. It depends on who you talk to or what books you read. Especially if there is a fear behind it. Once the fear is conquered, the anxiety often goes away.

Hopefully you have your parents behind you in this problem. They can help you find a therapist. You are not alone. Many people suffer with these strange feelings, thoughts or aches and pains. Don't be hard on yourself. Relax and know that you'll find the answer to this problem! 


Anxiety Disorder/Mitral Valve Prolapse
 
40 mg Prozac, Toprol 75 mg and occasionally Ativan

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