Hello and yippy, you went for a bike ride, after 20 minutes did those endorphins kick in? I am proud of you for getting out of bed and being proactice.
Keep it up and smile and the whole world will smile with you.
Hi Dan. It's me Nick. I am assuming you had another rotten night sleep due to another stinken' anxiety/panic attack. Just to let you know, I woke up at 4:00am as well and sat on the porch for a few minutes and then went right back to bed.
Okay, you took your meds at 11:00pm. Are you worried about something that is making your mind "race" over and over again? Because that will do it big time. I think a longer acting benzo would do you justice however, I also think that you might want to ask your doctor about Seroquil or Rameron RD. Neither one are benzo's but when I take those two suckers at 11:00pm, I am "out" for at least 8 hours. The Seroquil will help your mind from "racing", but only at a low dose like 150mg. It's maily for Scizofrenia (sorry about the spelling), but it is also used for a lot of other things, so don't think you have Scizo. At really high doses, you would be walking into walls or having the feeling of being right out of it. The Rameron RD is an anti-depressant that dissolves on your tongue. It tastes like an orange. I find that that one really relaxes me as one of the side effects is drowsiness. Now if your not looking to take a heck of a lot of meds., I would ask for a longer lasting benzo. like Valium for a short period of time. But again, I took Valium for a month and it was the same thing like Klonapin. I didn't feel anything. But you maybe different.
Good Morning Dan,
Lots of good suggestions here. I am with Lyn, I take the Trazadone at 150 mg at bedtime along with Valium 6 mg right now. I am weaning off the Valium.
The first couple of nights I thought the Trazadone was not working but the third night it kicked in.
Good Luck at the Docs.
I am so sorry about your pet, your best friend. I would guess that is also causing you a great deal of anxiety even thow you know it can not be helped. My oldest dog is in the same place as yours is and I cannot imagine her not being here, so I push the thought back.
I think your being extremely proactice in looking into the hospital program as it is obvious you want to get better.
Keep up your great attitude and my prayers to you and your lil doggie.
I wish you peace and strength to get through this difficult time.
Hi Dan. It's me Nick. Hey listen, I am really sorry to hear about your loss of a family member. It's a proven fact that people with pets live longer lives and have lower blood pressure. Belive it or not, I can't seem to sleep tonight either. It's almost 3:00am EST. So I thought I would come on out here to see if you are having a hard time as well. Just remember that your pet is in a better place now and not suffering. I have a cat named "OPIE". But my first cat passed away from old age and I was just crushed. Don't feel bad if you start to cry. Just because you and me are guys doesn't mean that we don't have hearts. Maybe when your ready you could get another pet.
Hey, I am really sorry for your loss. I also hope you are getting some sleep tonight, you have been having a rough go.
Post Edited (at wit's end) : 8/11/2007 9:17:42 AM (GMT-6)