Post Edited By Moderator (MsKittie) : 1/23/2007 6:01:56 PM (GMT-7)
Hi Paul and welcome to HW
Lexapro has been a God send for me I feel so much better on it now, I did have a sideaffect of not sleeping well at first but my anxiety is way down now and for those moments of anxiety I take valium for it but like mosts AD's it's just finding the right one for you and I'm glad that you are following up with your doc and remember to breath when your having a P/A and just go with it as it will past I know it's eazyer said then done and learn to relaxes there should be others on soon that can help you to.
remind your doc that you have tried antidepressants and the next step is for him to prescribe you some valium type meds as these work for everyone and can be taken as needed
if he refuses, go elsewhere, some docs have been brainwashed against prescribing any
recovery without meds using various courses or books is possible, and I recommend them but its slow and not easy, having some valium for the difficult times makes it easier
if a panic attack happens, breathe deep and slow and disolve a valium tablet under your tongue
welcome to HW. This is a great place.
Your post sounds a lot like what I have been through with panic and anxiety. It is a terrible thing to go through I know.. . I am on prozac (20mg daily), It has helped me a lot and have found that cbt has helped too.I take vitamin B also. Anti-depressants do take a while to kick in and at first you can feel more anxious than what you did before taking them!..side effects ...ugly things sometimes..lol....but they do pass...take care...let us know how you do..
Yesterday was so wierd my 7 month old daughter normally gets restless and cranky if sitting on your knee for too long as her teeth are at her poor little thing. Anyway yesterday she was on my knee while I watch a soccer match on the tv and she didnt mind at all even when the match finished she stayed there and we were really. It was like she knew I was having a bad day and wanted to show she loved me, I tell ya it cheared me up no end.
Post Edited (funnyclub) : 1/25/2007 8:19:36 AM (GMT-7)
I dont really feel anxious when thinking about the cars more annoyed. So i was thining maybe thats why later in the day I get panic.
The xanax I am on is only .25g. Also I can tend to go for a while with out panic it only when in certain situations or i am feeling abit down or i am after working nights i get anxious and panic. Like i find it hard to go to the hairdessers now or if i had to travel with someone in their car I hate that i suppose it situations I cant get out of easily.
Another thing that sometimes gets me panicy or when I am anxious comes into my mind is. A few years ago I was unfatefull to my partner. Now we werent married and things like that never bothered me before and I would never do it again as we have a house together now and a lovely little girl. But back then i was young and foolish. But I start to think if I dont tell my partner about what happened I am going to keep having panic attacks. I know its probably just a obsessive taught but it really scares me at the time cause it just makes me more panicy when I think about it.
TwiggyGal the panic attacks only really started to bother me about over 3 years ago I would have had some and been anxious before that but i think was too young to read into the way I was feeling. So yes I was getting panic before i was unfaithful. I know myself its bst to leave the past in the past and learn from my mistakes but thats easy for me to say now its when I am having a panic attack I feel bad.
Also just a question about the lexapro you say it doesnt stop you having a panic attack. I am just wondering are the panic attacks worse when on the lexapro cause I know when i had one on seroxat the other night it was like the med was trying to counter act against the release of adreniline and It felt real warm or stingy is the only way I can describe it.
Post Edited (Twiggygal) : 1/26/2007 6:43:19 AM (GMT-7)