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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 2/23/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. I've only posted a few times but I just wanted to share my experience. about six months ago I was hit with severe anxiety that led to a deep depression. I was put on Neurotin, xanax and sleeping pills. I am diabetic for 46 yrs, and I was developing an eating disorder. I was afraid to eat because the sugar would go high just from the anxiety and all the hormones being released from that. I lost 20 lbs. and didn't need to. I was really a mess. My mind would not shut off and I could feel that lousy anxiety creep through my whole body. I was so depressed I thought of suicide every day, although I would not have done anything, but you get the picture. Doctor tried Lexapro but that just made me sleep and have more depression.

Well to make a long story short, after many prayers the doctor added the drug Zyprexa, just 2.5 mg a day and I weaned off the Lexapro. Zyprexa is an anti psychotic drug. Had I known that in the beginning, I would have never taken it. But I was so desperate, I would have taken anything. Within a week, I could see myself getting better and the following week I was like my old self. I mean my personality came back food tasted wonderful and I gained 11 lbs in one month. Everyone couldn't believe the change. I am still on the Zyprexa, and neurotin, but I don't need the Xanax anymore because I virtually have NO anxiety. I thank God every day.

I would like to know if anyone has had such a complete turnaround in such a short time. I guess my anxiety was what they call situational, but I still can't get over how I got well as fast as I got sick. Whatever the reason, it's like God reached down and gave me an smack in the head and said snap out of it. I'm sure I will have to be on meds for a while, but I still think the whole thing is a miracle. Thanks for listening. Mernie

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 2/23/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Kudos to you and I am so glad you came up with the right medicaton for you.  I am still adjusting meds as my Pdoc and I don't always agree on what is best and we all know Pdocs are scarce to find so switching docs is difficult.
I am sure others here will be encouraged by your story and I am so glad you shared it.  I am truly happy for you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 2/25/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Me too! The antipsychotic Seroquel did it for me. What a life save. Unfortunately it isn't helpinng me put weight back on like it does to others. May be that I need to up the dose? When I first started taking it during my, about to commit suicide episode 2 years ago, it took it away completely within a week. Felt relief in 1 hour. Now I need to up the dose again because it is coming back and I had dropped the dosing without telling the Dr. Big no-no. So yep I know they really do help. Congrats on feeling better. I too was having an eating disorder for similar reasons. Luv

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 2/25/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Mernie! Way to Go!! I'm Jealous!(Just KIdding) I am very happy for you! You probably were just dealing with situational anxiety.Because i've been dealing with this monster for almost 11 years and i've yet to be totally cured! I have my share of good days but boy do i have my share of bad as well! I am glad to hear that someone has a success story,i dont hear many people say that they found relief that quick! Enjoy your life and make the best of it because i'm pretty sure going through that phase made you have a better appreciation for life now that you are better! Keep us updated on how you are doing!
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