So, I am back, needing some advice...seems like I been needing a lot of that lately, huh? Well, I am going to the doctor at the end of the week. He wanted to wait to see me til he had the results from my blood test. That is fine with me. I have been thinking about some things I wanna talk to him about, and I wanna see waht you guys think too.
He seems to think I should only be on the Lexapro, and that should make me feel totally like myself. He doens't want me on anything for panic attacks. Isn't Lexapro for GAD and depression? At least that is what my pamphlet says. I have heard a lot of people suggest I shoudl be on the Lexapro along with something else...like Xanax or Klonopin. What do you guys think? And how should I go about expressing this to my doctor without him thinking I am a drug addict? I just don't feel good only have the Lexapro. Maybe it is in my head...or maybe not...who knows? I just know I feel like I shoudl have something else. I am down to only taking one Xanax daily, and sometimes not even one. I think that is much improvement. He isn't going to refill that prescription, and that scares me.
I am also going to talk to him about my chest tightness all day long, especially because it only goes away with the Xanax. This is starting to suck! I was finally starting to feel pretty good, and now I am nervous it is all going to go down again. I hope my instincts are wrong. I really do. I think the chest tightness is coming from stress and anxiety and my panic. I really do. And, someone told me if Xanax relieves it that it's more than likely stress. We will let the doctor determine that later in the week.
Anyway, as usual, thanks to anyone who helps me out with this!!! I appriciate everyones advice!!!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off. Major health anxiety as well!
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now. I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
Best Wishes to all...Tammy