Anxiety and depression handbook

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449946 tn?1205493932 I was told my two doctors that I am suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and I would like to know what the symptoms are.
Avatar f tn I have lived with Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder for 23 years and have taken Prozac, Zoloft and Lexapro. Prozac makes me irritable, Zoloft made me sick and more anxious, and Lexapro made me too tired and took my libido away. I am 3 1/2 years sober from alcohol. Any suggestions on a medication that might help?
Avatar n tn I do realize and accept that fact I suffer from anxiety and possibly mild depression, my mother suffers from extreme depression and also mild anxiety (both clinically diagnosed many years ago, beyong my reconigtion. I also have an older sister who is autistic and sufers from anxiety as most special needs people do.
Avatar n tn I had been diag w depression and anxiety since 92 way before diag of HepC. I took zoloft,serzone even tried prozac [talk about a kick in the head] took zanax for anxiety, stopped taking all of it 3 years ago mainly because I decided I wanted to be a big girl & face life without "buffers" The HepC diag [found out last month] was a definite "downer" and I would think make even a "happy" folk depressed, worried and scared to frickin death.
480448 tn?1426952138 Of course, the fact that while having a high level of anxiety, we are SUPER sensitized to every sensation, feeling, symptom....adds to derealization and depersonalization. Also, you can have one without the other. Most of MY experiences have been with derealization, and I have a friend who suffered more from depersonalization...she explained it as feeling "numb' and more like an inanimate object than a person. The great news is..
Avatar n tn This spring and last (at the same exact time, when oak pollen was strong) I got the constant burping and anxiety. For me, taking some Tussin product helped somewhat. Anxiety and allergies seem to go hand-in-hand for me and can produce some weird symptoms. Sometimes it helps just to know that's all it is. Hang in there!
Avatar n tn Hello, I get chest pains all the time with anxiety and panic attacks and have been to the ER many times over the years. I have also been told that I am sensitive to chemical, and certain food and drinks, and even certain smells, like smoke and cleaning products. I use relaxation CDs, breathing exercises, sipping on ice cold water, reminding myself that it is only anxiety and that it will pass and that it has never harmed me and will not harm me now!
1448936 tn?1363209946 I got this great book, The Stress Management Handbook- Strategies for Health and Inner Peace, and it has an extennsive list of symptoms related to anxiety. I hope the next time someone is getting anxious over a symptom they can check out this list and realize just how much havoc anxiety can wreak on our bodies.
127512 tn?1193745816 I'd recommend a Psychiatrist and GP or Cardiologist to start out, as your main complaints seem to be the Panic Attacks and Anxiety and Depression. Also, since you are agoraphobic, the anti-depressant meds would be of great help to you to at least get you on your feat, and they also help eliminate majority of your anxiety and panic attacks as well. I am sure you won't have the same problem I did on SSRI's. Even most people with Dysautonomia have no problems on the drugs.
Avatar f tn I also hope you are getting help for your anxiety and depression. (I say all of this with compassion for both you and your partner, not criticism.
Avatar n tn My gp didnt know this could happen and thought it was anxiety, but for self survival i weaned off the two meds and within 2-3 months the depression was gone.I had also lost 46 lbs, and slept very little,had bouts throughout the day of uncontrolable crying (desperately)My grown children were so worried ,they had never seen me like that ever! Got my thyroid removed ,stable syntroid med,gained back 20 lbs,back to old self! They can cause a severe depression in some people!
Avatar f tn Anxiety is a mood disorder, others being depression and bipolar, and possibly more. Depression has been linked to MS as a primary symptom, as well as a secondary one. I don't know if other mood disorders also relate this way to MS. Can anyone shed light on this?
Avatar f tn I have never been formally diagnosed with depression or anxiety and i feel i have always had normal anxiety. I loved the way effexor seemed to chill me out and take the edge off. Gained 25lbs on it and decided i never really needed this drug in the first place so decided to wean. Well at first i went slowly then i just quit cold turkey. My last pill was a month ago. Since then, i have been so anxious and mean and irriitable and out of control.
Avatar f tn Grace if you still frequent here, I would like to send you my love for saving my life. I have since gotten over the shock, anxiety and depression but it took 6 weeks of investigation to find out what happen together with 4 doctors.
Avatar n tn hi everyone my name is robin i quit drinking over 6 months 41 and living with high blood pressure and anxiety&panic attact as well i used to be on clonazopam med for anxiety attacks but i had stopped taking them and now im on elavil to replace the other ones.
Avatar n tn - The Original Herpes Homepage which has a forum for young people - The MedHelp Herpes Community (which focuses more on diagnosis) - Westover Heights has the Herpes Handbook - American Social Health Association which has a hotline and local support groups Try to relax. There are millions of people around you with Herpes. The "worry" is much worse in most cases that the skin condition that it causes.
1697480 tn?1306787644 Also Dysautonomia/Orthostatic Intolerance/ POTS can cause anxiety and insomnia. Of course, being sick and trying to find answers can too. What I am saying is that there may be more than one thing contributing to your anxiety/depression/insomnia. Hope this makes sense.
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome to Part 6! Please make yourself at home!
233616 tn?1312790796 ended up in ER with heart attack symptoms. sheesh I wish there was a freakin handbook and I do MEAN BOOK to hand out to new patients on all this stuff. turns out ativan is hell...some say worse than get off of. anyway, see my thread on ativan and treatment drugs withdrawals. it's been a real merry go round, and not a very smooth horsey ride!! and I've still got 2 more dependant drugs to get off of after this one, ambien and remeron.
Avatar m tn Thanks for all the responses. I just am not getting what is all being said about bipolar, anxiety, MS, etc. There are 78 causes of mania. Mania can even be an aura of migraine or a result of the migraine medication. My point that I was trying to make is that both bipolar and MS can occur concurrently. But, so many doctors are just seeing mania or extreme anxiety and the MS shakes, etc. and are figuring "CRAZY" and giving a bipolar tag without any testing, etc.
Avatar n tn i think this feeling caused a severe bout of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. I now have the BPPV back after a long spell and realise the difference between feeling normal and THIS feeling.It's like permanently having the flu and you just can't wait to get home...but it doesn't go away. I am listing some similarities in what I have read if anyone sees this too please comment.
Avatar m tn This can cause dizzyness, headaches, anxiety and other symptoms. If I have this, it can be fixed by adding a prism to my glasses. I sure hope it works because I had my worst driving dizzyness ever yesterday. The dr. Is in Michigan, so I'm going to fly out. I'll repost after to let you know if it works.
Avatar n tn - Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Indigestion, Nausea, Vomitting, Abdominal pain, Wind, Appetite changes, Swollen/bleeding gums, Weight gain, High blood pressure, Water retention, Dofficulty breathing, Cough, Sleep disturbance, Headache, Blocked nose, confusion, Depression, Dizziness, Anxiety, Amnesia, Staggering, Hostility, Pins & needles, Flu symtoms, Tremor, Numbness, Impotence, Urinary incontinence, rash, Itching, Low white blood cell count and acne.
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Avatar n tn I just know that I am feeling anxiety about the up and coming test day, but I can honestly say that today I have just broke down and cried, wondering why it has to be so hard??? I just needed to vent a little and hope that I did not discourage you in the process. Hope this note finds you in good spirits and I will chat with you soon!!!!
Avatar n tn Granted, as you say, it is good to be cautious but these types of symptoms can be attributed to everything from anxiety to pollen or dust and do not strike me as hepatic in nature. Welcome to the forum, are you a fellow HCV+ soul?
Avatar n tn I don't know about the personality disorder, but anxiety and depression can go hand in hand feeding each other. My pharmacist and several doctors at my doc's clinic told me that, when I questioned the doctor's prescription, since I had thought I only had an anxiety problem with a depressing personality. If your personality is depressing or pessimistic, (as mine was to some degree) you may not be aware that it can possibly be changed with effort and right thinking.
Avatar n tn Headache (56%), fatigue (52%), depression (16% to 29%), anxiety/emotional liability/irritability (28%), insomnia (23%), fever (22%), dizziness (12%), impaired concentration (5% to 12%), pain (12%) Dermatologic: Alopecia (22%), pruritus (12%), dry skin (11%) Gastrointestinal: Nausea (26%), anorexia (20%), diarrhea (18%), abdominal pain (15%), weight loss (11%) Local: Injection site inflammation/reaction (47%), Neuromuscular & skeletal: Musculoskeletal pain (56%), myalgia (38% to 42%), rigors
671132 tn?1335250606 What's a good book to read which will help me with my depression and anxiety? Please mention how the book helped you personally.
Avatar f tn and this is the hard part. But know that your worrying over this being more than anxiety is feeding your anxiety and creating even more problems for you. Acceptance is key to you getting better, and this is often difficult to do on our own and this is where therapy can do wonders. You're so young and have so much living to do...I just hate to see young people worrying their lives away. Nor do I want to see you wake up an old person one day wondering where the years have gone....