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   Posted 2/5/2007 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
hey everyone, for the past month or more my anxiety has been pretty bad. ive had chest xray, spine xrays done, because my back was sore for over a month, they all came back good, this is what brought on my anxiety and p/a really bad latley. ive also had a full medical, and blood tests all done and everything came back all good. i was having upper stomack pains, so i was also sent for an upper abdominal ultrasound, it came back and i have gallstones. for the past few weeks ive been feeling cold all the time, nausea, headaches, sore aches muscles, espesially in my calvs. ive just been feeling drained, worried, tired, just dont feel myself. my doctor put me on Remeron about a week ago, it makes me pretty tired, i knotice i wake up with a feeling of anxiety right away as sson as i wake up, and kinda confused. right now as i sit here my legs are aching, i remember back to aprrox 6-7 years agon wheni i was first diagnosed with GAD, and it was the same time i had started to get panic attacks and all that good stuff. i felt pretty much these same symptoms, but i guess its not easy making myself that this is what i am going through. right now i feel like i am termanally sick, and i genuinelly think that i am dying of something. the remeron actually is making this worse right now i believe. it seems to be making me really depressed, and it seems like i have a feeling of depersonaliztion. makes me feels like i have to question myself if im really here. lol..i hope i dont sound like a wack job, i just need some reasurance and someone to tell me to smarten up and quit thinking like this i guess. please let me know what you all think. i thank you in advance, because i know that this is the right place for help and i know that you all help a great deal. later Francis

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   Posted 2/5/2007 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   

all antidepressants can make you feel worse at first and if you are already in pain or have discomfort, I would wait to feel better

lots of info about depersonalisation on the net, can be confused with lightheadedness, a separate problem

anxiety sufferers are unusually sensitive to early antidepressant side effects and I would start at half a 15mg tablet of remeron and work up to 3o or more

valium also helps, either on its own as needed, also to get uesd to the remeron

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   Posted 2/5/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks harry4,  i am on 15 mg of remeron, when i get this low and depressed and cant take it anymore, i usually take a xanax, and it hepls alot. i dont see a phyciatrist anymore, because she said there was nothing more she could really do, she tried me on most of the ssri's out there and i wasnt getting better. so she refered me to a councellor, which i seem helps me more anyhow, my councelloer actually talks to me, rather than the phyciatrist did, which was just pump me full of meds. so being as i dont have a phyciatrist anymore im running out of xanax and it kinda worries me, i look at my med bottle and think now what will i do, my family doctor knows of my condition, and actually has written me off of work, and is the one who actually given me the prescription for Remeron, but he doesnt like to prescribe xanax. so how wonderfull, when i run out of these last few xanax i have nothing to help me out and fall back on in case i really need to. ive tried switching dr's, but where i live the docotrs will not take you as a new patient as long as you already have a family dr, so in my opinion im screwed. kinda made it worse also when i was thinking i was dieing, i wnted a second opinion from a second dr. but like i said i found out im stuck with the one i have. i live in canada and dont pay for my dr's visit, blood work, and all that costly stuff, so when it comes to just going out and choosing another dr. i dont have that option. thanks Francis

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   Posted 2/5/2007 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Would your doc consider writing an rx for xanax if recommended by your counselor? Especially while wating for your AD to kick in...

Good luck,

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   Posted 2/6/2007 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Fd you have already recived some great advice here and yes I'm one of the ones that get to feel worse before I can feel better when dr's start changing my dosages on my meds. Hang in there hun it will get better soon.

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Being happy doesnt mean everything's perfect.It means you've decided to see beyound the imperfrctions!God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but HE did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears & light for the way                                        



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