I hope I'm not out of line here, but I can't help myself...!!! Have you ever tried taking Taurine? And do you take magnesium and/or B vitamins? HAve you tried fish oil capsules (omega 3's). I'm not saying that you shouldn't take regular prescribed meds (heck, I'm on the max of paxil and buspar!). All I am trying to say is that I do take my regular meds but I truly believe thattheother stuff has been of significant help to me, ESPECIALLY the taurine. Some folks don't wanna try alternative stuff and i respect that. In my case, I've tried different alternative things and the only one that seemed to make a real difference right away was the Taurine. That's why I knew it wasn't a placebo effect, as otherstuff I'd tried hadn't seemed to help, thus I knew it wasn't just "in my mind" or "wishful thinking"! I hope you'll be willing to look at these articles.
As to fish oil, it's a great mood stabilizer and B vitamins and magnesium are vital things our bodies need anyhow. Do a Google search on "magnesium for anxiety" and "B vitamins for anxiety".
All of these things I've mentioned are not toxic or dangerous. (For example, Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the body anyhow!) They do not nullify the effects of meds. Take them as directed on labels.
If you have any questions about this, please feel free to email me. I know more sites that you might be interested in reading about for more research.
I am usually wary of sayng too much about me supplemental "meds" as I know it can be controversial, but seeing what a state you've been in makes me want to risk it!
Take care and no matter what you do or decide, know that I care! We ALL do!!!
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Posted 8/27/2007 12:41 PM (GMT -7)
Your worst days will be there until the day you die? Just learn to live with them? That's unadulterated BS.
You will probably have anxiety until the day you die. But that does NOT mean that it won't get better. You will and can learn to live with it once the problems are at a reasonable level.
Go to by blog (in my signature) and in the side bar you'll find a link to an entry called "The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders". The person who wrote it is very smart with this stuff. The reason I bring it up is that you've said you're on 4 mg's Klonopin per day and it's not bringing it under control. You're hoping that a new doctor will pick up on something that's missing. Well, the first few paragraphs should be discussed with him. Basically, if depression is really the predominating disorder and they treat you with a benzodiazepine, you'll become more depressed and your anxiety will paradoxically get worse, not better. When both anxiety and depression are present, it can be tricky. You need an experienced psychiatrist who's aware of this and is talented enough to differentiate. You can't do it yourself...you're too close to the situation. There has to be an objective view.
Best of Luck.
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Posted 8/27/2007 4:25 PM (GMT -7)
My mom has had A/P disorder for 30 years. She has gone 10 + years with no panic attacks, low anxiety, but it surfaces sometimes. Hey, to me there is a lot worse, and i think it just was uncalled for, for that person to tell you that. Specially when you're in the thick of it, thats when we are hypersensitve to anything. She is wrong. You will feel better. It might surface at times, but you WILL NOT feel like this until you die. Dont for a second believe that. I know its hard not to when you're in it, but you wont. You going through a really tough time right now. You'll feel better, for sure...
Sorry you had such a bad experience. I'm sure it just added to your heightened anxiety (which is something you dont need). Please be nice to yourself. You will be ok.
I hope you feel better soon. keep posting.
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