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olivia of course
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   Posted 11/2/2007 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I moved this from the Bipolar forum because the A/P forum seemed more appropriate
 
Hi all,
 
My pdoc's office has created another med issue for me.  I called them on Monday to let them know that I needed a another prescription for Ativan called into the pharmacy.  The pharmacy has also sent them a request for this.  So far, they have not called it into the pharmacy.  I took my last Ativan at Noon yesterday.  I just called the pdoc's office again (of course you don't get a real person) to inquire about it and asked for them to call me back.  I am really feeling the anxiety building up and am afraid that I will end up going the weekend with the Ativan.  What do I do to help the anxiety if that happens?  I'm really afraid that I'm going to have an attack.
 
Wen


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olivia of course
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   Posted 11/2/2007 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   

From Casem

Hi Wen

I am right there with you! I am counting the seconds until I see my pdoc on Monday because my anxiety is through the roof. I am trying everything I can think of, including the following:

  1. laying down - no tv, no radio, no sound,
  2. breathing in and out - exhale/inhale nice and slow over and over and over. count each breath if you have to.....

When that doesn't work......

  1. I get the dog, go for a nice walk to tire us both out. walk fast, then slow, then fast, whatever i am feeling at the moment.
  2. Take a nice hot bubble bath....with calm, soothing music....or no sound at all...whichever feels best.
  3. repeat steps one and two above

For me...the key is to get rid of all antagonizing, stimulating things. Keep telling yourself that you are going to be ok. Repeat it over and over and over until you FEEL it.  "I am calm. I am calm. I am going to be ok. Everything is ok."


 
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olivia of course
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   Posted 11/2/2007 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Reply from Wen4003:
 

Casem

Thanks you so much for the tips and advice - I have printed it and will be using it over the weekend and keeping myself as occupied as I can.

Take Care,

Wen


Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety and PTSD
 
Meds: Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Lexapro, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER
 

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/2/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Wen.......I know that here when I have run out ( well in town I lived in prior to moving ....) they would front me a few to get me thru as you should not come off these either cold turkey

Would your pharmacy help you out

Just a thought

Great input all and WEN.......I am here in the early am if you need to talk k

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wen4003
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   Posted 11/3/2007 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Olivia,
 
Thanks for moving this post - I forgot where I was when I posted - duh!!
 
Lyn, I was finally able to talk to the nurse, she called me (just before they were closing for the day of course), and said she was calling it in right after she got off the phone with me.  But the dose was wrong, instead of the normal 2mg. that I've been taking all along, they ordered 1mg.  So I will take two at a time for the weekend and call again on Monday to find out what happened with the dose.  No biggie for now though.  Thank you for offering your help.
 
Thanks again for everyone's input and support - the HW family is just wonderful.  I knew that if I didn't have any for the weekend, I was going to be flipping out and that was the last thing I want to have happen.
 
Wen
Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety and PTSD
 
Meds: Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Lexapro, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER
 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover,

but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 

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