Pdoc Appt. On 2/20

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janetlee
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   Posted 2/19/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, tomorrow I go to pdoc and see what he says about whether to stay on Paxil CR or try something else...the Paxil does seem to be working somewhat. The anxiety is not as intense as before and doesn't engulf me all day everyday. I still feel like I'm walking on a tightrope on and off thru the day, you know, the fear of the fear coming back strong all of the sudden...sigh!! When I'm feeling that way, I say to myself: "Come on anxiety! Come get me! I'm waiting!!" and I take deep breaths and try to remind myself what's going on in my brain and body. There's no REAL danger, just chemicals playing with my mind and senses! I resist taking xanax 99% of the time cuz I want to feel like I am making progress of my very own. Does that make any sense?!?! LOL!!!
I seldom have PAs for which I'm VERY grateful for, but the persistent anxiety can be extremely stressful and fatiguing! I am off of Atenolol all together now. It seems that it was aggravating my depression symptoms! So that's where I'm at right now. I'm better in many ways, but still confused to a degree. I'll let y'all know what happens after my appt. Thanks to all that care about me. It means so very much! yeah
And Lyn, you are a living doll to me! Thanks extra much!
janet
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GFK
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   Posted 2/19/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I think you are doing very well Janet! And I totally relate to getting by on the least medication that you can - I do the same thing.

Do you do relaxation excersizes? That may help take the edge off somewhat. Good luck at the doc tomorrow!

Take care,
Karen

Aussieangel
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   Posted 2/19/2007 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with your appointment Janet, I see mine on Friday.

I've also branched more from the PA side to one of general all day watch your back anxiety. nono But it's not going to win, we can beat this!

janetlee
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   Posted 2/19/2007 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Heck Yeah!!!! heeheehee!
xoxoxo to karen and Aussie!
janet
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Use it wisely
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And forget to hate.
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   Posted 2/20/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Please keep us posted hun k
For sure we always have your back
You know this right
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janetlee
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   Posted 2/20/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Lyn!
Well, the pdoc was very pleased with me. He said I'm doing the right things and so he wants to keep my meds as they are for now. He said it could take up to another 4 weeks for the paxil to reach it's fullest effect. Nonetheless, I am doing lots better than when I first went to him 2 months ago. Of course, I still have a way to go, but he says I'm "retraining" my brain to think more positively and that it will become more and more natural as time goes by.
And would you believe it??? He's leaving!! So I'm going to try the pdoc I saw one time before I got switched to him. Thankfully, I like the previous pdoc too!
Thanx for all your support!
LOVE To ALL!
janet
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And forget to hate.
janet


LondonGirl22
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   Posted 2/21/2007 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad the appt went well janet. It can take a while for meds to reach their full effect, it just seems like a long wait for it doesn't it! I have been on effexor for almost 6 months now and feel better all the time. I still have my down days but nothing like they used to be.

Keep up the good work hun and post again

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a.l.
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   Posted 2/21/2007 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Janet- so glad your appointment went well!! Though you still have some anxiety, I can tell from your posts that you are doing better!! Hopefully each day from now on you will get better and better!! Sounds like you are on your way! Stay positive!

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 2/21/2007 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Janet, it does sound like you are doing well. I have that kind of anxiety too. Have you ever gotten in touch with the cause of the anxiety? Keep up the positive thinking. You are an inspiration.
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janetlee
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   Posted 2/22/2007 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all again!
I can't honestly say what or why I am having the anxiety...even some of the things I do wonder about are not in my ability to change. PLEASE do NOT say I can...I know my own caoabilities and have resigned myself to it. I do believe that chemical imbalances must have some to do with it. When I started having the GAD again, a little over a year ago, I went to bed that night feeling as usual and woke up the next a.m. with it! It just come on to me out of nowhere it seemed! I don't know that it was triggered by anything particular. Anyhow, one day at a time, heh?!
HUGS!
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.
janet


Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/22/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy for you that you are going back to your old doc and that it already has you happy too
I knew you had improved as did we all
I just want you to know we are all here for you
Luvs ya
Lyn
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janetlee
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   Posted 2/22/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the well wishes everybody! it means a LOT!
Today was a reasonably decent day but I did have some uneasiness or edginess to a degree. I just wish that I could STOP thinking about the anxiety all together and I would be a lot better off! Even when I'm feeling basically okay, the thought will pop into my mind "it's still here in the background...it can jump me any minute...!!" I know that is NOT good! I keep talking to myself and try to not dwell...UGH! But anyhow, I am glad to be getting some relief at all!!
You are ALL such special people and always know that you are exactly THAT! When you feel bad or low, remember how much you are cared about by so many right here on this forum and we're all in this together! Keep up the fight!
Luv & Hugs!
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.
janet


Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/23/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Well spoken sweetie we are always here for one another ........
Loves ya
Lyn
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Aussieangel
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   Posted 2/23/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad things went well Janet. yeah

I saw my pdoc yesterday, and he mentioned I could go up on the prozac but we've decided to wait for this hormonal cycle to happen before deciding. If I have one or 2 (yesterday was one of them) crying days I'll deal with it but if it goes on for the whole week an increase in meds may be needed.

He also looked at my diary and said that I'm making improvements and we just have to work on putting the positive to my negative auto thoughts. It's nice to know from a professional that yes you are finally show some improvement.

As the pdoc was running late we had time to finally walk around the grounds of this hospital (we're still fighting with the health fund but my old gps notes totally support me in that all I had was panic last year NO depression). It was so peaceful and beautiful, so many hidden seats in the gardens and rolling lawns. My daughter even found the goats . Comparing it to the public system you can feel the calmness straight away and I can only imagine with the support and therapy they give you it would be the best place to help recover.
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