I can't do this anymore

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btflnvy
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   Posted 2/6/2007 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what to do anymore. I feel like I can not go on like this. Everyday is a struggle and no matter where I go I never find any help. I feel like continuing to fight this is a losing fight. I haven't felt good in so long. I just want to feel better, I would do anything just to feel better. Everyday is getting harder for me. I have been taking my ativan once a day and my paxil once a day just like my Dr. said but I do not feel any better. I think I feel worse. Why does life have to be so hard for me when I just want to be a normal happy person. I don't want riches or anything insane I just want to feel good "some" days. I just want to life live again.I just want to be happy sometimes. I am in my middish twenties and my past 5 years which are supposed to be the "best " have been horrible. Sorry to vent.

"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


Sharann
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   Posted 2/6/2007 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry and totally understand as much as any one of us an relate to another with similar problems. Please hang in there and don't give up. I have found that only you can advocate for yourself. Tell them what you need. Go to the doctor and tell them.
Feel better
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jordaNZone
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   Posted 2/7/2007 12:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi btfinvy..Relax - I have felt exactly like you are right now many times in my life..you Will be ok - don't worry! It's just a matter of going back to your doc. for an adjustment/change of meds and possibly a little counselling thrown in for good measure :-)  

When life feels stink sometimes it's a good idea to distract ourselves from overthinking - maybe doing something nice for someone else, taking up a new hobby, jigsaws are great, anything that takes your fancy really.

Keep us posted as to your progress.

Maree

 

 


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   Posted 2/7/2007 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Ditto to what Maree said you just might need a med adjustment and it will get better hun I know it will
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harry4
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   Posted 2/7/2007 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   

ask doc about upping the ativan

remember hot storage spoils these meds

you need a new attitude, relax and float thru your problems, rather than tensing up and fighting back against them

sometimes paxil never works, how long on it and what dose?


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Geebs
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   Posted 2/7/2007 8:41 PM (GMT 0)   
It's hard to keep your perspective when you feel awful, but you have to keep fighting. Taking action, even if you don't feel like it, is the way to keep going each day. Take a walk, eat even if you can't, pray, do deep breathing, clean the house...anything.

Remember that what you are feeling is symptoms of an illness. You're not an illness and it can be treated. If you feel like you're not getting better, call the doctor and ask for help and support. Are you in counseling as well?

Hang in there and keep it up. You can do it.

btflnvy
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   Posted 2/7/2007 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies guys. I only feel good (it feels like) when I'm at work and am so busy I have no time to think. Whats been bothering me is shortness of breath. I have been checked so many times theres never any explaination for this but anxiety. I think I am obsessed about my health. The paxil has worked for me before I'm on 20 mg but just started about 2 weeks ago. I am not in counseling because I haven't got the money right now to afford the crazy prices they charge even with my insurance. I have started to try and relax through the anxiety but it seems never ending. I also think the meds are making me a little on the sensitive side which my Dr said can occur until they level out. Anyway THANKS again for the kinds words. I hope you are all having a wonderful and hopefully anxiety free day.

"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


lesmar
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   Posted 2/8/2007 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had severe panic disorder since 2000. The last two years have been like torture. I felt just like you and actually told my friend "I can't to this anymore" who was taking me to the ER for a major attack. about two months ago, my panic started to subside. Why, I am not sure. But there is hope. I think the advise about talking with your doctor is great. Tell how discouraged you really are. But, please remain hopeful. I feel as I have been in a war, but am on my home since both depression and panic have subsided.
Leslie


Sharann
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   Posted 2/8/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I am feeling similar to you btflnvy right now. It comes and goes but it is so frustrating when it feels like it will never ever stop. Every day I ask myself what is my problem, because I shouldn't feel like this. Hang in there. I think we need the right meds for this. Just like a diabetic needs insulin, this is a physical problem that needs the right medicine. Hope it improves.
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btflnvy
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   Posted 2/8/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Once again thanks to all that replied. I am feeling slightly better today. I work in the ER and see things that egg my anxiety on. My husband actually suggested last night about thinking of a career change. That in itself is as devastating to me as a baseball pitcher losing an arm. I don't know what else I would do. I think he might be right though. I took an ativan today and am now feeling a bit better. I had the disorientated, dizzy feeling all day though and that in itself is hard to deal with while working. I have tomorrow off and plan to do some research on meditation and maybe find some more relaxing type CD's. I hope everyone has a wonderful day today!! Thanks for all your help, advice, and most of all your kind words!!

"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


Mooney123
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   Posted 2/8/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
i've felt like that often. I felt like all of my twenties were wasted and while everyone was beginning a life, i couldn't get out of bed.

Everyday I PRAY FOR A CURE!!! This is NOT only a mental illness. it IS PHYSICAL!!!!!!

Queenb8785
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   Posted 2/20/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
How long have you been on the Paxil and what dosage??  It may take 4 - 6 weeks to kick in.  And for me it didn't kick in gradually, it was just all at once I felt better.
 
Queenb8785 yeah

btflnvy
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   Posted 2/21/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on it for alost 4 weeks now. Last week was the worst I have ever had I was really depressed and I have been in a fog for about 3 days. WHen I woke up this morning its as everything has lifted. I think the meds are finally kicked in.

"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

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