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wiley
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   Posted 11/8/2006 4:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I am back to major anxiety again.  It first started on Sunday night when I couldn't get to sleep.  I am the type of person that is petrified of insomnia.  I think that I will never be able to sleep again and then the anxiety builds to uncontrollable levels.  I am taking Zoloft 100mgs and I guess that isn't helping me anymore.  The last time this happened my doctor prescribed Klonopin and it worked great.  I took a Klonopin this 9:00am Tuesday morning (.25mg) and it seemed to work fine. I could feel that around 9:00pm I needed to take another.  My experience is that with Klonopin you have to take it regulary for a while.  I took another .25mgs at 9:30 and I am still very anxious.  .25 twice per day worked great the last time.  Why is this happening all over again.  I thought that if this ever happened to me again I would be able to overcome it.  This is not the case.  I do not feel that I will ever be able to beat this.

Ark
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   Posted 11/8/2006 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Wiley,

 Sorry your having a tough time with sleeping.

Have you talked with your doctor about what your experiencing? I would give his office a call in the morning and tell the nurse whatis going on and see what can be done about this.

 

How long have you been on Zoloft? If it's a new med your taking it may be causing your insomina.

 

Call the doc and see what he says.

 

Keep us posted and try to get some sleep.

Sabrina

wiley said...
I am back to major anxiety again.  It first started on Sunday night when I couldn't get to sleep.  I am the type of person that is petrified of insomnia.  I think that I will never be able to sleep again and then the anxiety builds to uncontrollable levels.  I am taking Zoloft 100mgs and I guess that isn't helping me anymore.  The last time this happened my doctor prescribed Klonopin and it worked great.  I took a Klonopin this 9:00am Tuesday morning (.25mg) and it seemed to work fine. I could feel that around 9:00pm I needed to take another.  My experience is that with Klonopin you have to take it regulary for a while.  I took another .25mgs at 9:30 and I am still very anxious.  .25 twice per day worked great the last time.  Why is this happening all over again.  I thought that if this ever happened to me again I would be able to overcome it.  This is not the case.  I do not feel that I will ever be able to beat this.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/8/2006 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Wiley depending on when you are taking the zoloft
Ark is spot on IT can cause the INSOMNIA
Please do call your doc and see what can be done
this is obviously bothering you to levels of severity that need to be dealt with and the sooner the better IMO
Keep us posted
Lyn

Thanks Ark for your input
Lyn


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 11/8/2006 4:55:05 PM (GMT-7)


wiley
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   Posted 11/8/2006 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   

I have a tendancy to worry too much and worrying about the sleep is making me stay up.  I was taking Klonopin the last few times this happened and it helped.

It would bring the edge off and even if I didn't sleep, I was relaxed.  My  wife and I did lose our jobs the past three months and finances have been tough.  I am just thinking that I am a loser and now that I can't sleep I just don't see how I can. 

The .25 of Klonopin wore off quicker than usual.  The prescription is 10 months old.  Does this matter?

I also don't want to be a Klonopin addict, however I see no other options right now.


harry4
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   Posted 11/8/2006 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   

I suggest it would help if you only posted once a day and also read all the other recent posts

get a self help book on overcoming worry and follow the advice in it

its best to not just rely on pills but to also learn CBT, relaxation, do gentle exise and take long walks


recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional


wiley
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   Posted 11/8/2006 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm sorry Harry.  I'll post only once per day.  I am just extremely anxious right now and have no one to talk to.

I am hoping to eventually try these self help books however right now maybe I should stay on the medications.  I am not that strong right now.

Wiley please read the thread on multiple threads I know you have been scared all day I have been here with you from first thing this am I do think maybe if you could put a couple of questions that are kinda related in a thread it would be better for answers to the questions

BTW.......you are allowed to post as much as you need to do it as the thread "Multiple Postings "  ** which should be Multiple Threads " ) my mistake ........... .....BUT if you disagree then please dont hesitate to tell me (us ) okay it is only a suggesstion to be able to keep up with the board and all the posts ,....You are more than welcome to add me to your msn or yahoo if you need to talk especially aound 4 430 am I am always up lol.........I would be glad to talk with you .....Hoping you have a better sleep and you are NOT a loser ..........yes I would stay with the meds for now til you feel it is time fir those books ..........Take care ........Lyn......info is under my name okay

 

 

Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 11/9/2006 5:09:01 AM (GMT-7)


Ark
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   Posted 11/8/2006 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   

HI Wiley,

 Support is always the best when your down and out. And I persoanlly think if you need to post 10 times a day then do so!

Alot of folks here are great support, so you need support, then post all you want! That's what this forum is for right!!

I'll be here for ya Wiley no matter how many times ya post. I'm more then happy to help if I can.

 

Sabrina

wiley said...

I'm sorry Harry.  I'll post only once per day.  I am just extremely anxious right now and have no one to talk to.

I am hoping to eventually try these self help books however right now maybe I should stay on the medications.  I am not that strong right now.



normalsnofun
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   Posted 11/8/2006 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Wiley,

I am sorry you are having to go through this. It could be from the added stress of the job thing or the med. I feel no need for you to post only once a day. If you need us we are here and feel free to post.
--Michelle

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When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
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Those who are the same keep it that way."

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wiley
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   Posted 11/8/2006 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks so much.

I am a little embarassed for posting too much.  I just can't understand why this happens, will it go away eventually and will a be able to live a normal life.  Right now I'm contemplating selling my house and moving into a condo so I don't have to work or go out of the house.  I can just deal with what I have in seclusion.

I don't want it to get to that.  I'm aftraid to take the Klonopin for fear that I'll get addicted, however it does work.  My sister called me today and said that she is taking Effexor  and  it has helped her for the past 4 years.  I understand that what works for someone may not work for others.  I just can't seem to block the anxiety out of my mind.  I try however it just doesn't work.

Wiley

Do not be embarrassed please you have done nothing wrong like I said earlier I have been along with you since early this am and I KNOW you are afraid and feel alone but you are no we are here for you always ........I hope this does not stop you from coming here for support,you need it and we have it to give you ..........Those meds just may well be old and outdated I would really ask the doc for something other than the zoloft and a new RX for the other med ,,,,,,,Keep us posted please..you have friends and support here ....Lyn

Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 11/8/2006 5:11:21 PM (GMT-7)


Ark
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   Posted 11/8/2006 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Wiley,

 Depression is a Hit & Miss thing whenit comes to the right medication to control ones depression. Zoloft may not be the right antidepressant for you. You may need to try somethng else like Effexor or another type of antidepressant. Tell your doctor what your going thru and see if he wants to switch antidepressants.

Also, you say your affraid to get addited to a drug, this is so understandable Wiley. No one wants this to happen to them. But, the point here is "The Quality of Life".

You sometimes have to do things (such as a drug to get thru) to make life more more liveable (sp)....and if it means an anti depressant and Klonopin is what it will take to get your back on your feet and feeling your normal again, then so be it!

You do not have to live life like this Wiley, if the meds help then take them by all means. There's alot of folks out there (which I'm one of them) that have to take such medication to get thru lifes ups & downs. If that means a person has to be on these medication for the rest of their life, once again, then so be it!

No one wants to do this but ya gotta do what ya gotta do in this ole world to make things easier for the individual persons needs.

It's all about The Quality of Life! So personally, I think if this is what it takes for you to be back to your self then go for it! Take the meds and talk with your doctor about the antidepressant.

As far as posting, post on Wiley! 

Hope all this made since tongue

Sabrina

 

 

wiley said...

Thanks so much.

I am a little embarassed for posting too much.  I just can't understand why this happens, will it go away eventually and will a be able to live a normal life.  Right now I'm contemplating selling my house and moving into a condo so I don't have to work or go out of the house.  I can just deal with what I have in seclusion.

I don't want it to get to that.  I'm aftraid to take the Klonopin for fear that I'll get addicted, however it does work.  My sister called me today and said that she is taking Effexor  and  it has helped her for the past 4 years.  I understand that what works for someone may not work for others.  I just can't seem to block the anxiety out of my mind.  I try however it just doesn't work.


Post Edited (Ark) : 11/8/2006 4:36:17 PM (GMT-7)


Georgia5
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   Posted 11/8/2006 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Wiley,
 
I'm sorry your having a hard time. Like you I thought that I was starting to get better and the anxiety came back darn it. I know that during the middle of all the anxious feelings it's hard to remind ourselves that we can beat this. When my anxiety is high at night I've listened to relaxation cd's and that generally helps me fall asleep. Hang in there it will get better.
 
hugs,
Georgia

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/8/2006 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Georgia you are so rigth ........and thanks for your thoughts and suppoort
Lyn
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wiley
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   Posted 11/8/2006 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for your help.  I'll talk to my doctor tomorrow about the Effexor.  My sister is on it and it works for her.  As far as the Klonopin, is it ok to take three times a day.  For example, .25 in the morning, .25 in the afternoon and .5 at night.  I am much worse at night.  Four nights ago I was fine.  Now things are totally different.  I want to get back to the way I was.

GFK
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   Posted 11/8/2006 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried therapy? I know some people can accomplish much with the self-help books, but the one-on-one approach really helped me.

If the zoloft worked at one time and it is not now, chances are it is probably time for a change. The sooner you start the sooner you'll feel better. I took Xanax for a couple weeks after my first PA, and dont recall getting addicted. Matter of fact, once the therapy started helping, I just carried the pills around as a security blanket - eventually threw them away cause they got so old!

Hang in there and dont do anything rash (like selling your house!). Keep us posted on how you are doing (please go see your doc and fill him in).

Karen

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/9/2006 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Karen thanks for your great advice and input
Lyn
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janetlee
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   Posted 11/9/2006 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Wiley,
I was rescribed Restoril to help me sleep. Talk to your doctor! No need to suffer in silence! Take care!
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
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