Posted 6/17/2011 9:07 PM (GMT -7)
I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2, Borderline, and Manic-Drepressive, and anxiety. I have been really struggling with bad anxiety attacks and Panic attacks, where the panic attacks are waking me up 1-3x a night and I'm in the middle of one.
They have began to really scare me to go to bed at night in fear of having one...When I have them it feels like its not going end so then of course I panic more. I've tried deep breathing exercises, thinking of something positive, etc. but nothing works. My Psychiatrist is now thinking I have a Panic Disorder since it has gotten so bad. Does anyone else by chance suffer with this problem?
I am currently taking Neurontin 300mg (5x a day) as a mood stabilizer, Vistaril for the Anxiety attacks 100mg (which takes like 45-minutes) to begin working. So my Psych added Buspar 10mg 3x a day, and she said she has room to raise it to 60mg a day. So far I'm not noticing anything, but apparently it takes like 2-3 weeks to notice (just finished 2nd week).
She doesn't want to put me on any Benzo's since they can be addicting. I asked her if there is any kind of med that works fairly quickly to stopt the attack and she said its the Benzo's...She said that maybe she could try one if my husband is in control of it (I have never had a problem with pills...Clean for 9-years meth and 286-days sober). However, since I have the addictive behavior there is obviously a concern. She is also thinking about Lamictal but concerned as I guess it can cause serious skin problems. I've asked her can we just try it and if there is a problem then I stop.
It seems like in one day I can go from happy to sad and crying...then happy again, and drop to depression quickly...I have then been getting VERY angry at least 1x a day. Such a roller-coaster of moods. I feel so out of control.
If anyone else out there suffers from any and all of these problems I would love to hear from you. I think the anxiety-panic attacks, anger, and depression are the ones really getting too me. Sorry I have just rambled on, I am just so frustrated.
Thank You for listening...
Your Healingwell Friend,
Anxiety, Manic-Depressive, Bipolar2, Borderline, PTSD, OCD, Loop ileostomy, Bladder Lift, Hysterectomy, Colon & Bladder both fell out of body...too many things to list.