do i need more drugs?

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   Posted 11/4/2006 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone! ivebeen non existant for the past few months due to a fried
hard drive, but im finally back!!

anyway, i started lexapro back in june for a panic disorder, and since then im up to 20 mgs a day. there has been a huge improvement in my panic attacks, but ive gotta say, much like before the drug, i dont want to leave my house, go out with friends, or have any interest in doing the things that i used to do. does anyone else feel this way? am i depressed? i have no idea what to do...i just want to feel like a normal person again.

lots of love to everyone, leaves

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   Posted 11/4/2006 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I would discuss your concerns with your doc. You might benifit from some sort of therapy in addition to your meds. I am sure others will post shortly.

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   Posted 11/4/2006 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Leaves, I am feeling the exact same way as you right now.  I"m getting married in February, & have a great life.  I don't know why I'm feeling the way you also are, but, I think I'm going to call my therapist & start to see her again.  I've just paid all my med bills off, some were from 2002 & thats what holding me back from calling, the $ issue. Its been great not having any medical bills.  But, my heart tells me I do need to call her.  Do you have someone you talk to professionally?  I hate feeling so sad, & its not fair to my honey who has been very patient with my craziness. 
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   Posted 11/4/2006 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I too get apprehension about doing things I used to before the panic and anxiety started. Its anticipatory anxiety. I've also noticed that if i am feeling good at one moment, i wont want to do anything to ruin it. But the more you do the things that you want to do the more confidence you will have and the better things will get...

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   Posted 11/5/2006 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hiya Leaves,
I remember feeling the exact way. I think it is time for you to get into seeing your therapist and or Psych. Let them know how you have been feeling. It may be time for another med change to help you along. Maybe a simple adjustment of dosage will help.
I have been in therapy a long time and had the same issue. I am bipolar but was dealing with the depressive side of it for such a long time. I had asked my Psych to give me something that would help jump start me back into action. A few tinkering with my meds had helped a great deal. Sometimes it takes a while to find the right one for you.
I also went to an outpatient group therapy program and that helped me too.
Good luck and keep pushing for a better you. You'll eventually get there.

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   Posted 11/5/2006 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
that situational anxiety, I know it well, I was trying to keep myself busy and in the attempt, planned an overnight with my sister who I kind of lost touch with and have some differences but not major just personality conflict and she has a daughter a year younger than mine so thought it would be good to get them together go to a hotel and relax and play some games or something, this is happening on Friday and I am having anxiety about going, I feel much better home wiht my husband even though he can't do much because of his surgery and am worried I will get worse if I go.  I know the feeling of not wanting to leave when you are somewhere you feel better.  thanks for listening. 

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   Posted 11/5/2006 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi leaves, I can relate to your story.  Even though the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day I often feel empty inside.  Flat.  Even though I have a good life.  I think it's a part of the anxiety cycle.  I agree with the advice that maybe counselling will help.  I'm thinking of getting some myself now.  Hope you feel better soon ((((hugs))))

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