Newbie with GAD, need help

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/7/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
this is my first posting. i dont know if i am entering the right chat room. but i have horrible anxiety.Over the last couple of years  i have tried everything from my last primary doctor trying me on effexor and cymbalta, both made me feel even worse so i wouldnt take them. to going to a psychiatrist and taking seroquel and risperidone. both made me sick. then went back to our new primary doctor. i get hot flashes, nausea, insomnia, irritable bowel, headaches,and shingles every few months . my job is high stress. my kids are teenagers who are really trying us right now, and i am anxious and worried constantly about things. My doctor agreed to put me on FMLA for work since i have all these things going on and miss intermittently. Now i am on Zoloft 75 mg, up from 50mg, klonopin .5 mg, and they started me two weeks ago on elavil 10mg because my headaches were almost daily and i couldnt even go into work because of the flourescent lights and computer and i just cant handle my job duties and feel confused and foggy..... So now i have still had a two day headache wednesday and thursday. I take all these medications at night, and when i dont have headaches,, i sleep about 14-15 hours before i wake up. Does anyone else have any experience with these medications. I am tired , no energy and frankly cant even wake up to get to work on time. Its really frustrating. Seems like my anxiety is better but now have other things going on. thanks confused

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 6/8/2009 7:14:17 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/8/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   


Hello and welcome to HW.  You have posted in the open forum, not in a chat room.  If your looking for chat room, you must click on the White word chatin the dark blue bar above. Once you have opened the forum window you will see the list of chat rooms and if anyone is in a chat.

I understand they get busy in the evenings but I don't use the chat feature much myself.

Here in the forums you will meet members with the same issues you have and they will respond to your posts in a time fashion.

I am going to change the title of your post as it limits the number of member who may respond..............

I am sorry to hear you are going through so much and i hope you find the support you need right here.

Again a warm welcome to you.



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