Hi. I am a new member. In all honesty, I was looking up one of the medications that I am on and found this site. The irony of that is I was invited to go to a local church every Tuesday night recently where people who have this same illness as me go and get personal support. It sounds like a great idea to go but again in all honesty, right now I would just prefer to chat with people on-line with the same illness, as I am terrified to be around people.
2 different Psyciatrists have diagnosed me with Bi-Polar Depression, Generalized Anxiety Dissorder, and Obsessive Compulusive Dissorder about 5 years ago.
Like I was saying, I am on medications for all this, which I have listed in the Medication Section.
The first time I knew there was something not just right about me happened about 5 years ago. I woke up one morning and when I got out of bed, I collapsed. Seriously, I could not walk at all. Every time I got on my feet, down I went. I was so afraid at that point that I had no choice but to call 911 as I thought I had something physically wrong with me. When I arrived at the hospital, the doctor ordered all kinds of tests on me. During that time, my legs were just shaking like a leaf in the wind.
about 7 hours later after all the tests came back, the doctor came up to me and said, "There's nothing wrong with you, and you’re healthy as a horse". I couldn't believe he said that as I was shaking and trembling. I asked him what was wrong with me and he said it was extremely bad anxiety? I asked him what do I do and he said "therapy" and then he gave me this small little yellow pill, which stopped the shaking, and trembling in about 30 minutes. However, I still felt very uneasy and weak in my legs. So much so that I went to my pharmacy and rented a cane. But by the next day, my legs felt really weak, my balance was off, and I was just terrified.
Has anyone experienced and physical symptoms brought on by anxiety? Please tell me I am not alone.
Prior to this happening, I was waking up in the middle of the night in cold sweats even though my air-conditioner was on as high as it could go blowing in my face. I mean my sheets were just clinging to my body; I had a low appetite, and just felt and still do feel at times really depressed.
I went and saw my family doctor and he again ordered a second set of tests and again, there was nothing wrong with me. At the time, there was a shortage of physiatrists in my area and thus, my family doctor had to help me the best he could with some medications to help me until I found a psychiatrist which I found about 1 month later. Amazingly, my current physiatrist has but me on almost the same medication my family doctor gave me. He just changed the doses and added 2 more medications. These medications seem to work but there are times when I am feeling really tired and just want to sleep all day or do nothing at all for days.
I have still have days where I am shaking like a leaf.