Hi...I'm usually on the fibro forum but I have anxiety too. For the past two weeks I have been very upset about
the economy...especially since my hubby and I are near retirement age and have lost more than half or our account. Anyway...I have been experiencing a weird sensation in my head that I can only describe as an exaggerated startle response...when I turn my head from side to side or even my eyes I get this adrenalin rush with a 'swooshing' sound or a heart beat in my ear...can't really explain it. Last night while driving, I hit a pot hole and you would have thought I had been shot out of a cannon. The slighest noise makes me jump out of my skin. I have been weaning off Lexapro for about
a week but this started before I was cutting the pills in half. My BP is fine and my heart isn't racing...I just wondered if anyone else has experienced the head zaps or what ever they are with anxiety. I know it can happen when weaning off SSRI's but like I said, this started before I began going off the Lexapro. BTW...Lexapro did nothing for my anxiety. I think it helped with the depression because for a year I have felt NOTHING...like I'm dead inside. It also made my RLS worse. I'm a writer and have to be able to do my job, which is impossible on this drug.
Hopefully, someone can relate! I should be reassured because my son has terrible anxiety and describes all kinds of head buzzing etc symptoms. This is just a new one for me...I thought I had experienced just about all the anxiety symptoms there were!
Thanks and nice to meet you all..
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ Meds: Lexapro and valium
Post Edited (vestabula) : 3/10/2009 4:57:37 PM (GMT-6)