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   Posted 9/15/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
(K im not sure wether this is gona break slf harm rules tht why im not going in to detail ... sorry skit n lyn if it does :P)
Bout 3wks ago i had a minor attempt.... I believe this was caused in part by my meds. Since it happened i stopped taking them n ive felt great no stinkin thinkin no heart palpitations, Ive been doing really well. I ve some side effects like mind going blank.. difficulty sleeping bt put this down to withdrawal symptoms mainly.
Its the start of the uni yr here n all my housem8s are students, ive decided to quit my job in january. Everything feels like a fresh start for the first time in ages.. it feels like nething is possible.
And then my ex rang me and asked if we cpould meet up for a drink nono . Its prob so she can tell me tht she has found a new BF.. (i really dnt wana kno).. she a close friend and she helped me out alot wiv A/P but now shes the 1 it setting off. Its catch 22, if i dnt meet her im embittered BF if i do go then she'l set of anxiety n il start missing her alot again.  
Wivout my meds its harder to handle this (quite minor) stress. So im gona takin meds again for abit.. Jus hope my behaviour doesn't go too erratic. Should i go to docs n ask for mood stabiliser never had ne experience wiv thm dnt kno wht thy do or if thy wud help.
Neways i jus needed to rant alittle rolleyes

Post Edited By Moderator (nervymeg) : 9/17/2008 1:28:21 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/15/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Justbreath,

You should talk to your doctor about this. I take mood stabilizer and it really has helped me. I still have my moments, but we all do. I take abilify. It is for bipolar, but I take it for obsessive thoughts. It might help you too. But either way, see your doctor, it might just be a med adjustment that you need.

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   Posted 9/16/2008 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Justbreath what meds are you taking? I took paxil when i was going through anxiety really bad and it really helped. It did take about 2 or 3 weeks to get in my system and level off where i did not have all the side effects anymore. If you dont feel right on this med you are taking talk to your doctor there is so many different meds out there and sometimes you have to try a few different ones until you find the one that works right for you. Barb

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   Posted 9/16/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
when i started paxil they put me on 20mg. so i cut it into 4 pieces and took 5mg it made a little sleepy and groggy feeling and then after about 2 weeks i increased it to 10mg. that is the most i took and that is all i needed. People with anxiety are more sensitive so i dont think we require large doses. It is worth a try and you just have to realize that if you feel a bit funny then it is only the meds and it will go away. I tried many anti depressents before i found paxil. it was hard trying all them and then you get afraid to try another. I totally understand what you are saying. I am glad i dont suffer anymore. Those years are behind me. also get the book panic to power by Lucinda Bassett that is a really good book. She suffered anxety for years so she knows where we all are coming from. anyway good luck and just know there is light at the end of this anxiety tunnel. I got over it and so can you. Barb

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   Posted 9/17/2008 2:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Sorry Badfish I had to edit your post.

I would consider going to the doc for that mood stabiliser, if you thinks it's going to be the right thing for you. I must ask that you please don't discuss self harm issues again (even if it's minor at - it's still against our rules).

If you need to chat please email one of the forum moderators and we can talk through it.

I used to be terrified of meds but I got through with therapy (and sheer freaking will!!) You will find the right treatment for you sweetie, just hang in there and be honest with your doctor and your self. I believ in you.

I wish you all the best,



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Post Edited (nervymeg) : 9/17/2008 1:32:50 AM (GMT-6)

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