I've also posted this on the Bipolar board as most of this is related to the Bipolar, but some of it is also about the anxiety so I wanted all to know what went on today.
I went to see the pdoc today and told him of my issues that I'm dealing with and we are making a couple of med changes. He's taking me off the Abilify because he doesn't think it's working well enough to control the irritability I'm experiencing. In place of it he's putting me on Zyprexa, which I'm hesitant about because of the potential weight gain. I've recently lost 35 pounds and don't want to gain it back. He said if I started gaining weight we will try something different. I will definitely be keeping an eye on this one. He's hoping the Zyprexa will help control the racing thoughts at night and help me sleep, which has been an issue lately.
He's also changing my Valium from 5mg every 4 hours to 10mgs 4 times/day. Hopefully these things will help. He wants to see me in a month to see how I'm doing and in the meantime I have to let him know how things are going, especially if they aren't going well.
I hate going to the pdoc as I'm so scared that every time I see him, he's going to admit me to the hospital again. I know, it's just a silly fear but it sure is real to me.
Thanks all for your support through this, I really appreciate it.
Luv to all,
Co-Moderator Anxiety/Panic Disorders
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Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Essential Tremors, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea
Rx: Abilify, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin LA, Rozerem, Valium
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