Am I relapsing? Please Help!!

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aquarias
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   Posted 3/30/2007 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have struggled with anxiety for about the last year, but I have really been getting better.  I actually forgot my password for healingwell- so that is a good sign.  But all of a sudden out of nowhere I was getting a pedicure today and the panic came on. I could feel my foot shaking I really almost got up to leave, I felt dizzy and fidgety,  I couldn't breath, I felt very tense.  I do not know why this is coming back.  It devastates me.  The only thing I have changed is drinking alcohol.  I took a long time off, but I have been drinking heavily again.  I have actually been having major blackouts during which I do crazy things(out of character).  I did some research and figured out that the blackouts could be from drinking on top of my medication Wellbutrin XL.  I decided a few days ago that I would stop drinking and change my medication to what my doctors have been suggesting Cymbalta.  I don't think Wellbutrin has given me true relief,  I have been struggling and I have been on it for 9 months. I am very skinny and sickly looking. Well, I had to take a Xanax and I have to go to dinner tonight with friends and I am devastated and worried.  Has anyone experienced this?

Post Edited (aquarias) : 3/30/2007 4:58:24 PM (GMT-6)


normalsnofun
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   Posted 3/30/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sure others have had this anxiety...Drinking on medication is not a good thing. I think most meds prescribed for this DD say you shouldnt drink on them. If you would like to quit drinking I would suggest checking out the sobriety thread we have floating around here and if you go back a few pages you will see the older theads (Sobriety parts 1 and 2) Part three which is active should be on page one. Check out part 2 especially as it has some success stories etc.
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harry4
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   Posted 3/31/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
you might get help fromAA if the drinking is really bad

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janetlee
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   Posted 3/31/2007 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I've never drank, so can't really comment on it, but I know how it is too sudden;y feel the panic come flaring up again...I never had any success with wellbutrin myself...it's not an AD that is generally thought of as an anxiety reducer, at least as far as I'm aware. It made my anxiety worse. However, if you were doing good before and this started back after the alcohol drinking, it could be that you just need to leave liquor alone completely. I hope you find peace!
janet
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Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
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jordaNZone
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   Posted 3/31/2007 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi aquarius..Well done for seeking help from your doc :-)
You have the answer at hand I think..see if you can cut down your alcohol intake ~ remember that it is a depressant and mixing it with meds is not such a good idea..but you already knew that lol..Be kind to yourself, and keep posting.
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"In any moment of decision,
the best thing you can do is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 4/1/2007 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I just typed a message to you and looked up to see that it was identical to Maree's!!!! How wierd!!!!

Keep in touch and continue to eek help - you will get there. We are always here.

Victoria x

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jordaNZone
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   Posted 4/1/2007 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Great minds think alike Victoria lol..scarey huh? lol
Maree
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"In any moment of decision,
the best thing you can do is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
Roosevelt.
 
Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. 
 

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