Welcome to Healing Well. Know that you are not alone. *HUGS*
I hadn't had a panic attack for about
3 weeks up until last night, and it was BAD. It went on for an hour because I tried to drive to a city that was a half hour from my house. Well, the Ativan was NOT helping. (Ativan is like xanax) I thought it would but even 2 was not going to do the trick. UGH I was just a mess.
I wanted to just slam on the breaks in the middle of the highway... get out and start screaming at how panicky I felt. I just wanted to drive into the ditch. *sighs* I hated the way I felt and it wouldn't stop even when I turned around to go home. For the rest of the night I just felt strange.
We have good weeks and bad weeks.... good days and bad days... but I try to just enjoy the good days as best as I can, and try to forget about
the bad ones... like last night per se...
The more we embrace the good times... the more we can enjoy our lives... despite this disorder...
I have had the "I don't give a darn" attitude for a while too, but then again I've always been that way, but now I'm starting to change a bit. (or maybe I am getting worse LOL)
Try to get some counselling maybe or try meditating, maybe get in tune with your inner self and figure out what's important to you.
I hope the Effexor and Xanax works out for you, just remember to give it a bit of time. A new dosage of an antidepressant may take a couple weeks to kick in.
I had no appetite whatsoever on my Lexapro, but then I started to MAKE myself eat, and now I eat as many times as I want in a day.
Try that at first, just making yourself eat small things throughout the day, and your appetite will eventually come back. If it doesn't, talk to your doctor about
perhaps switching meds down the road, as Effexor may not be the answer, but another anti-depressant could be the answer for you.
Again, welcome to Healing Well. *HUGS*
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines
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