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two002girl
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/22/2009 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so confused!  I have been dealing with Anxiety/ Panic for over 10 years now.  For the most part I have been taking Paxil to deal with the anxiety.  Every few years I try to get myself off the medicine...im not exaclty sure why I do this to myself.  I had been on 5mg for the past 6 months or so, and about 2 weeks ago I hit a wall again.  All of my symptoms came back...so now i am back up to 10mg and it has almost been two weeks, not really feeling any different.  I have been having bad side effects too, so that is not helping.  My life has been filled with stressfull things in the past few months, so that is adding to it all.   This is the first time my Fiance has really seen me like this, and that is really hard for me to deal with.  I dont want him thinking he is marrying a "crazy" person.   Why do so many people think you can just deal with this problem with breathing or diet change?  I get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, I am active....still anxious!   I know I should just be so appreciative that the paxil helps me.  But as I get closer to the point of having children I get nervous that that the medicine will cause harm.  But at the point now that I just want to feel like myself again.   All of this is so frustrating.... and I really feel that unless you have felt it yourself you have no way of really knowing how hard it is to deal with!   Anybody have any advice for dealing with all of this? And dealing with the stigma of having to rely on medicine to feel "normal?? 

Nanners
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   Posted 6/22/2009 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Two002girl,

And welcome to Healingwell. You will find alot of supportive folks trying to live with this a/p too. I have a chronic illness and must take probably 20+ pills a day. I have learned that in order to have any quality in my life, I must take these medications to feel well. If you were a diabetic you would have to take your insulin to keep your sugar levels even. You have a/p and you need these meds to feel well. No need to feel bad, you have a medical condition that requires these meds. Why feel all out of whack, when you can take this little pill and get back on to living your life. Good luck!

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Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Aries8
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   Posted 6/22/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Nanners. If you need the medication, then take it. Don't be ashamed and don't worry. You can talk to your doctor when you're ready to have children. There may be something he/she can do to get you through the pregnancy months.

Live in this moment, not tomorrow or years from now.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
 
"Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets." Paul Tournier


two002girl
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/22/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Nanners and Aries8 for the support!!! It really means a lot to know that there is support out there.

Aries8
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 6/24/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
No problemo! We'll let you know when we can use your help! Take care
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
 
"Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets." Paul Tournier

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