Thanks everyone... for replying to me. My symptoms were heart palps, sweaty hands, I was breaking out in a heat rash all over my cheeks and down my chest (I felt so hot I was sticking my head in the freezer for about 3 minutes at a time) I really- honestly thought I was dying. It was awful. I live alone so I really was trying to decide if I should sleep with my door unlocked so someone could "find" me or what. Or if it was really just a panic attack, I made myself not call anyone for fear of looking really crazy. Some people just don't understand how scary the attacks can be. And I was already telling myself I was fine and it was just anxiety so I didn't need anyone else telling me to stop acting crazy. So after some Xanex I finally feel asleep and was relieved to wake up the next morning. I did call my doc, but he didn't seem to think the 2 were tied together since I have been making my way up to that dose for a few weeks. I currently take 600mg 2 times a day. I have been at that dose ( and its the max dose I will be at) for 4 days now... so I had only been on it for 2 days at the time the panic hit, and nothing else is new so I was just wondering if anyone else had any problems.
Thanks for being there for me and for all the advice! I promise I am NOT crazy!!! :)
I am a 29 yo female, Dx with UC in 97, hospital stays monthly, tons of blood transfusion, bowel rest on TPN, prednisone, asacol, sulfa, imuran, VSP
99- multiple failed remicade treatments, more hospital stays
finally in 2001 had enough and had total colectomy (j-pouch) surgery, 1st step was good, then the reversal was not such a breeze, got peritinitis which was awful!!
the rest of 2001-2006 were amazing!
now having problems again- they are thinking Crohns.- have been on Humira with no luck