Taking Clonazepam and Hydroxyzine, plus Zyprexa

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Camylou
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   Posted 9/6/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
My psychiatrist has placed me on Klonopin (Clonazepam) 1mg twice a day and one as needed for panic.  I'm also to take 1 50mg capsule of Hydroxyzine for breakthrough panic, as well as take 15mg of Zyprexa before going to bed.  The combination didn't work well this last week, but I feel better now.  I just get a little tired when I take the Hydroxyzine because it's like taking Benadryl, but as long as I stay busy at work I do ok.  I wish the Zyprexa didn't cost so much, maybe they will come up with a generic soon for that.  Since I had such a bad time last week (only worked one day), my psychiatrist is to call me Tuesday to let me know if he wants to up the dosage on any of my meds.  His nurse told me it takes time for the medication to really start working, but I'm patient (just jittery!).
Tuesday I go back to work, and I've got a seven-day work week ahead of me; four days on my old job as a Priority Clerk, and then three days on my new job as a Manual Clerk.
Long week!  I'm not supposed to work more than five days without a day off according to the Union---unless I'm on the overtime list, which I'm not.  I'll see how everything works out I guess.  Love to everyone and my prayers are with you.
Camylou

I am a 20-year employee of the United States Postal Service, which has been a long period of trials and troubles for me. I've been physically ill a lot and suffer from depression and panic disorder, and the Postal Service (nor any other employer) likes excessive absenteeism. So I've had to deal with that via endless rounds of paperwork and harassment from management.

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   Posted 9/6/2010 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Camylou,  Depends on how your contract reads and what day of the week your work week starts on.  You could be working 4 days of one week and 3 of the next depending .  I would have to see your contract to be able to decihper the way it is written.
 
Perhaps if your having a tough time the Pdoc would order you to only work 3 days in a row and then a day off before the next 3 this time around.
 
I understand how hard it is to get onto medication so know I am thinking of you.
 
 
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Camylou
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   Posted 9/7/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm going to check with my Union steward about it. They should be able to figure something out. Love to everyone and peace.
Camylou
I am a 20-year employee of the United States Postal Service, which has been a long period of trials and troubles for me. I've been physically ill a lot and suffer from depression and panic disorder, and the Postal Service (nor any other employer) likes excessive absenteeism. So I've had to deal with that via endless rounds of paperwork and harassment from management.

Camylou
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   Posted 9/8/2010 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to the Andrews Center For Behavioral Health in Tyler today with a panic attack, and they didn't do anything for me but set up an appointment for tomorrow morning with a nurse. I am still taking the Clonazepam with the Hydroxyzine 3 x day and taking the Zyprexa at night before bed, and it isn't helping much. Another day away from work, and that's not good at all. I hope they can do something for me tomorrow, I am at my wit's end with medication not working and me missing work because of daily panic attacks. Not to say, money is getting tight. I pray for everyone else that they are having a better day than I am, and peace to you.
Camylou
I am a 20-year employee of the United States Postal Service, which has been a long period of trials and troubles for me. I've been physically ill a lot and suffer from depression and panic disorder, and the Postal Service (nor any other employer) likes excessive absenteeism. So I've had to deal with that via endless rounds of paperwork and harassment from management.

Fugs
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   Posted 9/9/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hang in there and try to be patient. I know it's tough, but thinking about missing work and money issues may end up just causing more anxiety and panic. You have to take care of yourself first and foremost, and then you'll be in a much better position to refocus on work.

That being said... I know it's easier said than done and the nature of our society necessitates earning an income just to survive. I wish you well and hope things start to improve soon.

Camylou
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   Posted 9/9/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Today I saw my psychiatrist's nurse and she put me on 4 x day clonazepam, and I'm still on hydroxyzine 3 x day.  I can't tell if it's working yet; I still feel jittery. After a whole 24 hours on this new regimen, I will know if it's working or not. At either rate, I've got to get back to work or I will not have a place to live. I don't qualify for disability at this point because I'm still attempting to work. I will hang in there and try to be patient, and maybe tomorrow will be a better day. Love and peace to you.
Camylou

Post Edited (Camylou) : 9/9/2010 8:28:33 PM (GMT-6)


Camylou
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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Here I am again. I've made the decision to try my dead-level best to go to work tomorrow. I know the whole world isn't out to "get me" and no one is going to try to hurt me or anything, I think I'm just scared of the workload. My new job on Saturday (if they haven't pushed it back another week) has less workload; it's a Manual Letters job. Pray for me and I pray for every one of you that you will have peace that passes all understanding.
Camylou
I am a 20-year employee of the United States Postal Service, which has been a long period of trials and troubles for me. I've been physically ill a lot and suffer from depression and panic disorder, and the Postal Service (nor any other employer) likes excessive absenteeism. So I've had to deal with that via endless rounds of paperwork and harassment from management.
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