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jzz
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 1/4/2007 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I've posted on here before, always looking for answers like everyone else. I'm 62 years old, have had arthritis for about ten years, five leg/knee operations in five years the last two being total knee replacements. I am on 2mg of xanax and 20 mg of Prozac. My arthritis hits every morning as I wake up, gets better mid day, lasts until three or four, then I feel absolutely normal for the rest of the night.
 The strange thing is that about a week before both operations....and they are BIG operations with a long healing period, the anxiety completely disappears! I took no xanax for over a month after the operation and absolutely no anxiety. Gradually the anxiety returns and now I'm back to square one. Doesn't that sound a bit reversed? With the second replacement I knew what was coming, the pain, the therapy etc. and still no anxiety. I just can't figure it all out. Could it be an endocrine problem? Any of you medical, scientific or just plain sufferers that might have experienced similar reaction's input would be very greatly appreciated!!!!!
Barbara
PS The knees are doing great!

btflnvy
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   Posted 1/4/2007 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Kasper when I'm at work in the ER I feel fine. When I'm at home I am a wreck. Its a wierd thing, you would expect your self to be the opposite, but brains never work the way they are supposed to lol.

"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." Thomas B. Macaulay


a.l.
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   Posted 1/4/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Was going to suggest the same thing as the others have- sometimes I just wish someone would take care of me, as I am always doing for my husband and children.  I think there is comfort in knowing you are in good hands...

jzz
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   Posted 1/5/2007 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies. The problem I have with my anxiety is that it is almost exactly the same every day and doesn't seem triggered by anything special. It is worst as I wake up, high during the morning, starts to go away in the early afternoon and in the evening a bomb could drop and I wouldn't be anxious! I just keep wondering if it's physical in some way but don't know how to go about checking. It is frustrating to say the least. I haqve a highly fluctuating thyroid but not much to do about it but change the med. I'll keep trying to find an answer. Good luck to you guys.
b

GFK
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   Posted 1/5/2007 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thyroid can have a definite impact on anxiety (can even be the cause). Have you talked to your doctor about it? If not, I would.

Good luck!
Karen

jzz
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   Posted 1/6/2007 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks again for the responses. I have talked to my dr. about thyroid and even added cytomel, a T4 med that sometimes helps anxiety....not mine. The thing that bothers me about my anxiety is the precise timing of it. I feel like I'm in groundhog day.
Barbara
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