Co-Moderator, Anxiety and Panic Forum
DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac
Do look into taking Buspar on a regular basis, I use this med and it does help me. I take it twice a day. It is an old drug and it is not a benzo. Another good choice for you may be using Trazodone in a small dose at bedtime. It will help you sleep and it does seem to help with the anxiety too. Your other option would be to look at switching from Paxil to one of the newer SSRIs/SSNIs. Cymbalta, or Lexapro. There are others out there too.
Please do look at dicussing your medications with your physician as you know I am not a professional.
I hope you are soon feeling less health anxiety and I agree with your hubby, do be gentle with yourself. Pamper you a bit and try to stay in the moment. Remember your breathing is ok even thow it does not feel like it your Peak Flows are in the normal range.
Warm hugs to you.
If your SAT is well into the 90s you are ok. I promise you that. Something else has to be triggering these feelings of SOB and extreme anxiety.
Please don't be afraid to follow up with your Doctor and get to the bottom of this. I am worrying about you my sweet Percy.
I am praying for you so know I care and lots of hugs coming your way.
Percy i am so sorry you are having a rough time of it- its difficult changing or adjusting meds. and its horrible not knowing why you feel the way you do.
we love you! chin up, better days ahead-
Good Morning Percy,
Sending you hugs first thing this morning and hoping you have a wonderful day full of sunshine and no anxiety attacks.
May you walk in peace,
My Dear Friend Percy,
I am glad you are doing better and might I make a little suggestion......turn your "There can be...." statement into "There will be..." Accpetance has truly helped me live with the fact that I am a person with anxiety and depression and also that I am getting older.
You are doing a tremendous job as a moderator and I am very proud of you. You also have supported me so much. I am lucky to have you as a friend.
Thank you for being you.
It is the weekend and I am wondering how you are doing my dear friend? Hope you are kickin the stinkin anxiety to the curb and that your weekend is full of joy and peace.
Gentle Hugs to you,
Hello Dear Percy,
How are you my friend? I hope you check in as I am a bit concerned about you. You have been struggling and I am hoping that things have become easier for you.
Either way we are here for you and we all love and support you dear Percy. ((((((((HUGS))))))))))
Glad to hear you are feeling better on the meds and if they are giving your some relief of the breathing sx perhaps your pulmonologist will agree that something is working.
Yes please do start a thread on the EMDR as we are all interested in reading about this therapy method and having you give us your thoughts first hand is sure to be a great help.
Take care of you and know I am here for you always.