Hi all and thank you for the warm welcome. I haven't been around for awhile because I have been having severe anxiety and panic attacks. I ended up in the hospital which was no fun. I post about the anxiety in the anxiety forums.
My bipolar and ptsd drugs have remained the same and they seem to be a good mix. I'm taking a new med called Alprazolam for the anxiety/panic attacks and it's working well, but it's as needed and I can only take it 3-4 times a week. If I take it more than that and my doc says were going to have to have a chat, lol. I'm good with my drugs now, so that won't be an issue.
In groups or crowded places I get that feeling of fight or flight. I get racingheart , cold sweats, heat in my face, shaking and hard time breathing. I have to get out like NOW! which is how I feel when it happens. As I'm getting older (54 now) it's getting harder to be in crowded places, but I'm starting to deal better with the new meds and techniques.
I have decided to try a group bipolar meeting on monday and see if I can sit through it. We shall see how that goes, but I'm not going to push it after spending time in a hospital for anxiety. I don't want to go back, lol.
I kept all my appointments so far (3 bus trips in one month) and it wasn't easy, but I did deal. My doc is sending me in for and MRI on the 3rd to see how that cyst in my head is doing. I will have to take the bus to the hospital, but a friend is giving me a ride home so it won't be so bad. I then have two other appointments to go to next month. I'm getting better with the bus since I have my coping skills, so it should be ok.