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Hopeful86
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   Posted 9/11/2017 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
So some of you may know my Psych gave me liquid fluoxetine because my body is a big whimp when it comes to antidepressants. They literally make me feel out of body, hard to concentrate, feel slow etc... I've been on 0.5mg for like 4 weeks now and still feel the same. People say it can take up to 12 weeks to feel the full effects. shakehead

It was making my anxiety spike where Friday afternoon I was shaking while cleaning which then made me have a panic attack. Why? I have no idea but there I was dealing with this mess. Anyways, I needed a break from feeling so anxious so I stopped the antidepressant which is literally .5 max! Sometimes I just take a sip and even that impacts me.

The weekend was better, I felt more alert but still jittery from the panic attack and I'm sure possible med withdrawals.

I started magnesium supplements yesterday and have noticed a difference. I am more calm but still feel a little strange. Not as foggy minded but like I know I've taken something. It may possibly be the anxiety.

Anyone have experience with strictly being on magnesium?

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/11/2017 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
H.,

I can't answer personally as to whether Magnesium works...but have read, for some people, it has been helpful.

However, what caught my eye was your comment about having panic after cleaning!

At my most challenging time with anxiety and when I was having panic attacks...I was often affected after I had cleaned the house.

I believe that my system was so overloaded and easily triggered...that the chemicals in the cleaning products must have just tipped the scales for me. I can use them now, no problem...but at the time, I switched to natural products and making my own, such as vinegar and water (glass cleaner)...and baking soda (natural abrasive/scrubber) ect...

Like I said, just something that caught my eye, and maybe something to consider?

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

AnxiousTexan
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   Posted 9/11/2017 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I think magnesium can help, my person experience was that it did calm my mind and nerves a bit. Just be sure to take the citrate version as it's absorbed better. Also keep in mind it's a fairly strong laxative, i.e. Milk of Magnesia
Anxiety Sufferer Since the 1980s

Medications:
Lexapro @ 10mg per day
Trazodone as needed for sleep

tela44
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   Posted 9/12/2017 4:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I take it and it helps.

You need to take a good quality product that has either glycinate or malate or others. The cheap drugstore
stuff will just mess with your digestive system.

The brand that helps me is called 'triple calm'. I buy it on amazon.

Hopeful86
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   Posted 9/12/2017 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Scaredy Cat-

That's a good point. I was cleaning my tub with bleach and I literally have not used bleach in years!! Thank you for the tip! Also, I noticed you were in recovery due to CBT. Was that administered via counseling or online? I've got to 2 counselors who claimed to do CBT's yet we never did any.

For those taking magnesium, I'm assuming this is on top of regular meds. I'm trying to replace my SSRI and xanax. Today is ok...I just took it because I started getting anxious. I see my doctor tomorrow and I'm nervous about what she's going to think/say.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/12/2017 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I went through two sessions...one for 12 weeks, one for slightly less...(though 12 is typical, the 2nd course was more of a refrehser)

Both were with licensed therapists who specialized in CBT...so I recommend looking for those specifications, if you are thinking about it.

Try not to be nervous about what your doctor will say. This is your choice...and she knew at the time she prescribed you that this might be a challenge...as the Other SSRI was previously.

Just be honest, and talk about your alternatives. smile

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
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