Hey all. It has been a while since my last post, and the reason is I have been too busy, and anxious to even come online and do a post. The past week or so has been pure horrible for me. And, it seems to only be getting worse. Maybe I am looking for some advice on what the heck to do.
I pretty much went all of July with no Xanax at all, and I was so starting to feel like the old me. IT was great. In the past couple days here, I am back to how I was before the Lexapro. Maybe it is the stress of Mom, or maybe my tooth, or maybe, who knows what. I had a panic attack last night while helping my Mom with the bleeding wound. It took me over 2 and a half hours, finally I called 911 cuz I couldn't get the bleeding to stop. In the middle of dealing wtih that, I had a panic attack, and took .5 mg of Xanax...normally I take .25 but I was VERY anxious. It was horrible. Finally, around midnight, she was out of the hospital and back home. I went home then, and wanted to sleep, but couldn't because of my tooth. No, I haven't gotten that dealt with since my anxiety is so flared up, I can't even bare to make an appointment with the dentist without freaking out. UGH. So, I have been dealing wiht that pain for nearly a week.
Then, this morning, got up, and I was sweating, and my heart was racing, I was in for another full blown panic attack. I took more Xanax, and was able to calm down within the hour. Now, the thing is, I have been so lazy all day. ANyone else need a lot of sleep the day after a panic attack? I am normally wrecked the whole next day after the attack. Curious if anyone else deals with taht too.
Dad found a new doctor to take Mom to about this wound. Someone who specializes in this kind of thing. Her appointment is Thursday mroning. I pray to God that there is something he can and will do to put a stop to all this bleeding. I think that is a lot of my problem.
SO, I sit here with anxiety and panic issues and a toothache. All of which suck bad. I am tired both mentally and physically. My chest feels tight, and has felt tight for a few days now, along with most of my other muscles in my body. I feel like the Lexapro isn't working. I feel like I am holding on by a thread, mind you, this thread is about to tear. I am stressed, and starting to feel sad, frustrated, and angry all at the same time.
Well, my family, I feel like I have vented enough for today. I appriciate all of you who read this, and I appriciate all of you who take the time to respond.
I hope everyone is having a good day!!!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off. Major health anxiety as well!
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now. I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
Best Wishes to all...Tammy