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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 2/1/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
i really need help with my diagnosis. I need more help then what i am being given from my doctors, i think there is a lot more wrong then they think, how do i get a better diagnosis? i am struggling beyond belife.
They diagnosed me with panic disorder after a year in my bedroom not daring to leave, feeling sick all the time. They have loosly said things about OCD and depression, but i am not being treated for it, i am on 40mg of prozac a day, but one of the doctors said they want me off of it soon - she didn't even ask how things were going.
I don't even know where to start. I am anxcious all the time, my head in pounding all the time, terrible migrains, stomach pain, nausea, feeling so scared. Paranoid about everything. I feel so empty and alone, my relationships are out of controll, i am reaching out to everyone, engaging in risky sex sometimes which is very out of character and kills me when i do it. The guilt. My mood shifts constantly, i can be happy, but then someone says the smallest thing and i . Everything is messed up, i feel like i am watching myself through a tiny hole and i have no controll over what i'm doing. I have had so many dark thoughts  
I feel like i don't know what to say to my doctors, i tried to talk to her last week but she just said "I just think you're depressed" and booked me in for more therapy, but the therapist there is usless. How do i get them to really hear me? I just want help before please help me. 
** I edited just a couple of words out of your post due to content and rules of self harm my friend** 

Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 2/5/2008 9:14:30 AM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 2/2/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello BCastle i've been where you are when i first started having painc attacks and sometimes even now! I have been so low that i wanted to kill myself as well but then it always gets better and then i'm glad that i didnt put my family through all that pain!! You sometimes think no one understands and like you said you feel so lonely!!! This disorder is very painful at times but if you keep searching you will find someone who will listen.I agree with babyt sometimes you have to put those doctors trough hell to make them listen and i'm more than willing to do it if they dont want to pay attention!!! PLease, what ever you do dont hurt yourself, think about your family and freinds and how devisated they would be behind that!! Think about how devisated we would be here at HW because we love you too!! If you have to keep posting day and night to find comfort please do that before you hurt yourself! There is always someone here who will listen!! Finding this site has been the best thing that ever happened to me because you can always find at least one person who understands and believe me i understand how you feel honey.Dont let this thing conquer you!!! Take back control over your life some way or some how, you will be glad you did instead of hurting yourself. Remember there is always light at the end of the tunnel even if you cant see it yet!!!

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 2/3/2008 4:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi boxcastle, I also know what it's like to feel like that. Know that we're here to listen and try and help you. Getting a pdoc to listen can be hard all I can suggest is trying to get another opinion.

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 2/3/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
HI BCastle i was just checking to see if you were still hanging in there!Dont give up we are here!!! We love You!!! Dont ever feel like you are fighting alone because we are here with you evry step of the way!

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   Posted 2/3/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Boxcastle..........hello my friend.  I do not know what your insurance is but I would suggest that you make sure you are seeing a Psychiatrist for your medications. It sounds to me like you need to have a fresh start with a good Pdoc that can do an intake re your medical and mental health issues and possibly some testing and come up with a definitive diagnosis for you.

From there a choice of medications can be made.  There are many meds and all for different dx.  What works for one may not work for another person so there is a lot of room to move and find out what combo will work for you.

I also feel like you need a therapist that your can build a trust relationship with, someone just for you.  They do not need to be in the same clinic if your insurance does not dictate where you go to receive care.

Many of the wonderful members have posted to you and I hope that shows you how much people care for you.  Please keep posting and I wish you peace.

Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

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   Posted 2/3/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
BCastle where are you i'm worried about you please let us know if your'e ok or not!!!

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   Posted 2/5/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I really hope you post and let us know you are okay

WE are all worried about you and I do hope that you will FIND another Doc/Therapist that WILL listen you have some horrid things going on and they scare me so I can only imagine how you must feel

PLZ post asap and let us all know you are okay and reading ..even if its just " I am okay"

Luvs and support ....LYN
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