Hello again everyone, i've been absent for awhile. Many of you remember my story..I have OCD and bad anxiety. In the fall i was a frequent poster here due to panic attacks that I was facing.
I am glad to say that I have been free of panic attacks since November 1, 2006 (OVER TWO MONTHS!). However, the anxiety is still there and I always have the predisposition of thinking daily that one will hit at any time and they will come back. They never seem to.
What used to cause my panic attacks was over-thinking everything I did...I would think to myself "is how i am feeling right now normal?" or "am i percieving the world in the way im supposed to?" And sometimes those thoughts would translate into me thinking that my thought process wasn't normal and I was going crazy etc..then I would get the tingly body, utter terror, and numbness in hands, and breathing problems. I still have these weird thoughts but they haven't been translating into panic attacks.
I think the Xanax that the doc prescribed me gave me confidence when I started using it because it calmed me down a lot. And in the back of my mind i always know that there is a way out if i started freaking...it is a good security blanket.
HOWEVER, these thoughts still plague my daily life..I do many more activities much easier now but the anxiety is always there and it is burdening my way of life.
My RX is: 60mg paxil daily (been on this for OCD for a LOOONG time..years). And .25mg xanax as needed daily.
Today when I saw my doctor, he was telling me that since the anxiety is persistent and daily bothering me that he would try to "Adjunct" my paxil with something else (I think thats the word he used). So he RX'd me Wellbutrin to take daily along with my paxil. Has anyone ever used this med with paxil before? And if so, how did they feel?
Sorry for the long post..I appreciate anyone adding feedback to this post!
P.S. Does anyone ELSE get a lot of anxiety from "over-thinking" and thoughts like "i'm not percieving reality correctly?"
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