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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac
Post Edited (percycat) : 4/14/2009 2:31:58 PM (GMT-6)
I don't post here but I saw this and didn't want you waiting long for some support. I am very sure your a/p buddies will be along soon. I just wanted to tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there. You sound just miserable and I feel terrible for you!! I will be checking back to see how you are. Please post with an update when you can.
I am sorry I can't offer advise, I have no experience with a/p. I do hope you are feeling better very soon!!!
I am so glad you are feeling better. I wish you well and hope you can rest easy. I am so glad you have such a wonderful and supportive husband. He sounds like one in a million. It says a lot about you too. I sounds like the two of you have some excellent strategies for managing this. Good for you.
I know you are worried about the future but I am so very impressed with your techniques!! Try to think of that! You are doing this! Hang in there.
Hey there my friend, I am sorry I have been gone.
Gretchen, thank you and please do join us anytime. Everyone is welcome in A & P as most people have some anxiety in their lifes so were here for all. You always have such a nice calming manner and you can sure post to me anytime. I need a calming influence.
Percy, may I suggest while your desensitizing yourself to your fears that you go ahead and use the Ativan before you go out into an area that may trigger your panic. Remember to talk to yourself and tell yourself you are just fine.
Here is the name of a book my Pdoc suggested for me as I am always letting my mind spin tales on me and have trouble stopping the "stinkin thinkin".
Don't Let Emotions Run Your LifeHow Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control
By: Scott A. Spradlin, MA
I have not ordered it yet but I plan to.
Please know I am here for you and keep on talking to us Percy................we are all here to support you.
Good Morning Percy
((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))) my dear friend. I am sorry you are going through this. Just a thought, wondering is treating the anxiety around the clock would help? I take Buspar twice a day and find it very helpful. It is not a benzo so none of the side effects you would get from increasing your anxiety med your already on.
It is an old drug and my P-doc added it about 4 months ago. It has really helped me.
BuSpar (buspirone) is used to treat symptoms of anxiety, such as fear, tension, irritability and dizziness. BuSpar is an anti-anxiety medicine that affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.
What works for one does not always work for another but it may be worth discussing with your physician.
I do not have seasonal allergies but I am deathly allergic to Tetracycline and had a full blown anaphylactic reaction years ago so I know how scary it can be to rush to the ER. You are in my prayers and always in my heart my friend. You take care and email me anytime...........I am here for you.
I do not have allergies that I know of, but have very bad anxiety/panic/health anxiety. I have a inhaler that I was just supposed to use during a bad cold, I have a peak flow meter, and on my treadill, it will check my pulse. I am always using the peak flowmeter, and even when I cant breath, I always blow the same, so I know im breathing ok. I constantely check my pulse, go to ER or urgent care often, and lie, I might add, since if I tell them I have a pain in my chest or cant breath, they say go to ER, and the mental health part, go to ER.I just saw myself in your post, minus the allergies.