OK...So, I know I am going to have ups and downs. As I recently posted, I have truly come to accept that. I have accepted this horrid disease, and I am OK with the set backs...(not that I like them, of course)
I am wondering though, how many set backs am I really suppose to be having? I had another panic attack lastnight, and had to take a Xanax.
I went to bed around 11:30 p.m. I woke up around 1 a.m. sweating, racing heart, scared, nervous, and just overall, couldn't relax. I got some water, and sat on the couch. I tried to take my mind off whatever was happening to me. It wasn't working. I finally had to take a Xanax, because I got too scared. So, I took the Xanax, and laid down. Finally, I drifted back to sleep.
Today, I feel lousy...just tired, and exhausted...which is pretty normal for me after a panic attack.
Here are my thoughts...and questions I guess.
I am on Lexapro...should that be helping with the panic attacks, or just the general feeling of anxiety? It is definately working for the anxiety, as I am hardley anxious anymore. Truthfully, since starting the Lex, my panic attacks have cut down from daily to like now seems to be one to three times a week.
I go to the PDOC on November 1st...should I be talking about taking something along with the Lexapro...like is there something that taken with an anti depressant can help with the panic attacks?
I cannot wait to meet with the PDOC...who knows, maybe Lexapro isn't even right for me. It seems to be pooping out after like a month or so. I started on 10 mg...hung there a couple weeks, needed to be upped in like July or August, and now, here in October, I feel like it is losing its effect. Although, maybe it's not, cuz like I said, it does for sure help me feel less anxious overall. It's just these dang panic attacks that I can't seem to get rid of.
Thanks for listening, and thanks for your help.
See Lyn, told ya I wouldn't be going anywhere anytime soon! LOL. I am here to stay, no matter where I moderate. Anxiety is my "home". He he he.
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