Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. This past new years eve, I woke up crying and shaking, and sweating profusely, I felt like the world end was ending, and I was going to lose my entire family, and had strange thoughts about
losing sense of reality. I called my doctor and they gave me Xanax 0.5mg, and I became very tired but the symptoms went away. The next day I woke up and felt like another attack was coming but all it was tightness in my stomach, and diaharrea, along with feeling anxious. The feeling would not go away, and I started having the crying spells again, so we went to the ER and they gave me some medicine called Ativan through an IV, and I was out like a light, and woke up feeling fine but loopy, this was on Sunday. I went to work on Monday, and felt the same anxiety symptoms, so I took a xanax and went to work which was a bad idea. We went to see the psychiatrist and he started me on Citalopram 20mg, along with Xanax as needed, along with a FMLA three week leave, which I dreaded because everyone around me (my family) was going on through their daily life, and I feel like a miserable prisoner in my own mind watching the world go by sitting on the couch. Well its now, Friday, and everyday including today, my symptoms in the morning always start with having to go to the bathroom, and having loose stools, and feeling anxious, no desire to eat at all, and then having to take a xanax to calm things down, and then by around noon-one i can eat something, and by evening i feel normal. this same repetitive cycle for a week now, will it ever go away?
all i can remember is this happened once to me about
five years ago, and it diminished in about
a week or two, but i didnt take medication because we were not insured.
i feel so hopeless and hope the citalopram does something.......has anyone felt like this?
Post Edited (zshkhan) : 1/7/2011 5:06:22 PM (GMT-7)