Ugh, my anxiety had been pretty much under control for a few years but I recently relocated to another state away from most of my friends, started a new job and ended a relationship, and now my anxiety is back in full swing! (I guess most people would have anxiety with all this transition, lol).
I've been taking 100mg per day of 5HTP for a while with good results. My doctor pushed my dose up to 150mg per day while I"m in this transition to take the edge off. I just started the increased dose yesterday, and my body/brain are not reacting well. Yesterday I had increased anxiety. I had terrible nightmares last night and today I feel nauseus, dizzy, sensitive to light, and on the verge of panic. I keep thinking about every situation in my life with the most negative possible spin and can't seem to snap out of it. I knew to expect some of this, since medication adjustments can make symptoms worse before they make them better, but this feels really awful! I remember having some symptoms like this when I first went on the 5HTP (which was a long time ago and then things evened out quickly), but I don't remember them being this bad.
Is this normal? It will pass, right? I just want to feel like myself again!!
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis