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   Posted 1/18/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
So I woke up this morning and my anxiety was everywhere, took ativan... tried to calm down, but I don't know what triggered it.

I also woke up in a cold sweat.

I'm fighting with my doctor right now, and my councilor... and I'm being reluctant to listen to them any longer. I've been trying therapy for 3 months - seen numerious doctors, and I feel like they look at me as just a mental case - all I want to do is go on with my life, I'm 20! I'm tired of fighting tooth and nail with doctors, I just want to live my life. Drop my disability case and get a part time job... do something, anything, that doesn't involve sitting around doing nothing all day waiting to feel better - if they had their way I'd be out of work for another 6 months.

I almost just want to stop everything and start over. So what if I can only work part time? It's not like I can do the job I had before, and it's likely I'll never be able to go back.

I'm just frustrated with everything.
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008

Venlafaxine 70mg/Armitriptyline 40mg to help me sleep and anxiety

Ativan... when things get real bad.

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   Posted 1/18/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I was once like you waking up dreading the day ahead
I had anticapatory anxiety and because I dreaed the day ahead it would turn out as I expected it would ......Horrible...........

It sounds like you are quite upset and venting which is okay in your case but I do think you need to wait a bit before making these huge decisions especially when feeling this upset over everything

I have crohns and fibro so I know the agony of the fibro and what it can do to us physically and mentally as well as emotionally

Just give yourself a few more days and really think about what you are going to do plz
Making decisions that could affect your total life in the heat of the moment is never good IMHO

Just my opinion

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   Posted 1/18/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Awww thanks,

Yeah Ill give it some more thought.. I know being upset tends to make me irrational.

It's just the last couple of days have seemed pretty hopeless.

Thanks though!
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008

Venlafaxine 70mg/Armitriptyline 40mg to help me sleep and anxiety

Ativan... when things get real bad.

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   Posted 1/18/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Corrie!

I also sometimes wake up and have either the shakes, sweating and it usually has my heart pounding as well. That is so scary and I now many good people on here go through it too. I know how you feel about the docs not even wanting to treat the problem with meds or other things. The whole "mental in the head thing" makes me very mad not only for myself but for everyone that goes through this disorder. It is not only insulting, but just makes everything worse. I'm sorry to hear that yet another great person is having to deal with such a narrow minded mentality. Maybe you can find another doc/counselor that actually care to see you healed as their patient. That is what they are there for and you should not have to feel the way you do because they do not want to do their jobs. I will never understand anyone that wants to enter any medical field and does not have the maturity or compassion required to be effective.

I wish you the best of luck and hopefully you can find a job that will make you feel more whole again. Hopefully it will help you take you mind off of things.

Take care!
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