I wanted to ask a few questions and hopefully get a better understanding of what conditions I have so that when I meet with my councilor I can be treated properly. I believe there are many kind people here who can help me get started.
Lately I will do something which I enjoy like fishing or reading and I can only stay focused on what I am doing for a very short time. I will drive all the way to the beach to fish which takes me an hour but after thirty minutes I am ready to leave. I never used to be this way. I used to be able to enjoy myself with my hobbies but no longer. Would that be considered attention deficit or anxiety issues?
When I start reading about
my cancer treatments and what others go through I fall into a panic attack. I almost shut down. It is as if I am paralyzed with fear.
The meds I have tried in the past and still have at home are amitriptyline and Cymbalta. I am currently taking the amitriptyline but wonder if the Cymbalta may be a better choice. My primary care dr gave me the Cymbalta but because of my stomach issues which my GI dr said were giving me IBS he switched me to amitriptyline. I am interested in what anyone here thinks about
my issues and what meds I should take. I realize there are no drs here but any help would be greatly appreciated. I need to understand what exactly is going on with me. I know I have a lot happening at once. Maybe I should let the councilor help me but she will not be a MD. The amitriptyline does help me but not nearly enough. Maybe I should be seeing a psychiatrist?????
I started a new thread so everyone would not have to wade through my last extremely long thread.
Thank you so much
Post Edited (oceanfisher58) : 1/6/2020 12:11:27 PM (GMT-7)