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   Posted 4/29/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
 hey everybody, i have a good week and all of a sudden 2 day, now, im having probs concentrating,and i have this exicted feeling inside and a heaviness on my chest. it goes away then it comes back, like in waves. im really not sure if its anxiety or BP or both, im trying to put off taking a clonazepam....for another hour or 2....this confuses me sometimes.

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   Posted 4/29/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
i feel that way some times. And i also try and hold out as long as i can before popping a clonazepam. I would definitely take one if you dont feel better, or worse in an hour. Its very confusing sometimes, because we dont know where it is coming from, or if its other things like BP. But those are just diagnostic label to help with treatment. To me, the symptoms sound like (i'm no doctor) anxiety, and that fact that you maybe be worried about the feeling seems to lead to that as well.

keep us posted and be kind to yourself.
Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, possibly Bipolar 2.

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   Posted 4/29/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there, I would take the med if your feeling like this, if it seems to you like your other episodes.  Sometimes you have to remember the meds won't cure you but they may interrupt this event and you can get on with the rest of your day.

Take care and keep posting.  Dan gave you great advice.



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   Posted 4/29/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
hey guys, im still being a trooper, dont like relying on meds, i wanna fight this garbage...i had a light beer with supper, and feel a lil more relaxed, and my concentration is better so im going to do some of my math homework, watch tv..... im tking 75mg of effexor xr and 25 mg of lamictal, i feel better since taking the lamictal, but theres still those moments of anxiety...shouldnt the meds be working??? i tried upping my effexor by adding 37.5 for a total of 112.5 and i felt like i was going nuts!! what do i do??
Thanx so much everybody, im soo happy to have this family get upset when i talk of my anxiety, they have it too and say i analyze myself too much, but i thinkits better to be more aware.

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   Posted 4/29/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, saabbaby!

I say, make hay while the sun shines! If your concentration is better right now, do the things you know you struggle with when it's not so sharp. The distraction may help tone down your anxiety some too.

Do be careful with your meds. I know that with benzos, you can sometimes change the dosage up from one day to the next or take an extra one when you feel you need it, but for the more long-term meds like effexor (I'm on Paxil), I'm not sure. When I've been on too high a dose, I've had some side effects (mostly lethargy) that made it clear that dosage was no good for me. You may want to talk with your doc about options for when you're not getting enough relief. Others will know more about this than I do.

I'm glad you've joined us here. It's tough that your family is reluctant to let you vent, but they probably can't help it. We sure don't mind though. Post away!

Off to make hay while my own sun is shining,

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   Posted 4/29/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
thx percycat for the advice, i really apprechiate it. ive tried soo namy AD that effexor is the best so far, ive tried, paxil, wellbutrin, buspar, cipralex,and another that i cant remember(in a span of 5mths) i felt like a lab rat. Then it got so unbarable i took effexor this past nov....i had a good summer tho, no Ad no clonazepam, i quit the AD cold turkey in may 2007 and was good until nov1007.
im lucky i havent gaide a tolerence to the benzos, i usually take a quarter of .50 b4 bed or as needed in the day, which is rare, been doing this for a year and abit...but its because ive been into drugs in the past and now im at a point in my life where i dont like getting high on drugs, and dont want to get addicted to anything, even prescribed. And I worry crrrrazy aboyt that...i feel like a druggie if it take a quarter of .50 clonazepam, and i do need it, but i get worried. its weird!!~~~
Im got a refferal to the hospital to get a proper diagnises, my gp is not sure if im OCD, GAD, BPD type 2, PD, and to be honest im not sure about the GAD and PD but about the bipolar theres timess when im sure i have it and times when im sure i dont..its all very confusing. i just wish i never took thos stupid weighloss pillz..
Thx for listening to my

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Post Edited (saabbaby) : 4/29/2008 3:53:59 PM (GMT-6)

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