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   Posted 8/10/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been in a totally disabling breakdown for over 3 years and doing all the recovery stuff: meditation, abdominal breathing, exercise, diet and so on. I hate drugs and have had bad experiences with almost all including benzos where it took me 3 plus years to get through withdrawal that was far worse than the anxiety.
So now my back is against the wall and my doctor tells me the most "kind" anxiety (gentle) is Doxepin. I have the liquid so I can take just drops. I am scared sh**less to even look at the bottle ( bad reaction, tolerance, addiction, taking control of my mind etc).
Last night I watched the sun go down and thought I an out of options and need to try it......but if it makes me worse I have nothing left to cope with. As it got dark I freaked and went to bed. So today I am in total anxiety hell and still scared.
Anyone been there

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/10/2010 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, James, I've been there. It's painful. I didn't want to take meds but I got to the point where if I didn't try something. I tried Lexapro and that didn't help. Then I tried Zoloft and within a week I was feeling better. I still have reservations about taking meds (I have no experience with Doxepin) but it sure beats the alternative. That plus Claire Weekes's book "Hope and Help for your Nerves" got me back to living life. I wish you the best. Take care.

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/10/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello James. Since you have mentioned you have tried many different drugs and have had bad experiences may I make a friendly suggestion to see a Chiropractor.

From my own experience my Chiropractor has helped me a lot plus it is an all natural method. I was experiencing some headache issues. On my first visit some x-rays were taken to get a general idea of my bone structure. Next was the feeling of my spine and neck bones. In my case it was discovered one of my neck bones likes to pop out of place. This in turn causes my head to shift (very slightly but for the body in a major way) which then puts pressure on my nerves.

The bone does like to pop out so I do get regular adjustments as everyday life requires all kinds of movement which likes to jar it. I have even had some bad headaches disappear within movements after an adjustment and often have a clearer mind. Now obviously Chiropractors can't fix everything but our bodies do get out of alignment and like a car's tires this can lead to many problems. So getting yourself back into align will eliminate pressure points caused by out of placed bones which in turn only aids in proper function of the nervous system.

I still personally visit MD's from time to time but like you I am not very big into using the latest most powerful drug with a list of side effects that takes an hour to read. Okay so I am exaggerating some but watch the commercials and read the fine print and it is like whoa! That isn't to say drugs don't have their places but still I try to avoid them when possible and opt for more natural methods. In addition I think both MDs and Chiropractors have their uses and so I take advantage of each type.

Good luck.
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