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849225 tn?1377284174 Sue, you replied to my post on med help a couple years ago telling me I could read your journals and follow along with your orogress for a vestibular disorder. I tried and it says your journals are empty ;( I'm wondering how you are doing and if we could maybe get in touch and share stories??
1515545 tn?1291399364 Lithium is commonly used to treat Bipolar disorder, and Risperidal for general mood or personality disorders. Feel free to ask your psychiatrist more about the medications you are taking, you're entitled to know.
190673 tn?1259206866 If by acute stress disorder your refer to panic attacks and its merry band of anxiety thugs, you bet I had it -and I don't anymore. Check my journals and posts for the story. The long and short is: drugs + therapy = bye bye panic.
456874 tn?1218143341 What is it that causes Anxiety? Is there a relationship between hormones and Anxiety? Also, does Zoloft make you gain weight?
Avatar m tn myself up, the depression, anxiety, etc. went away. Several months the Suicide attempt, I began investigating ECT-Electroconvulsive Therapy.Upon expressing my reservations with the ECT Dr., I explained the symptoms I exhibited (listed below) and what I felt was very odd that the only treatment methodology that made me feel close to normal, involved the Adderall/Ginko/handfuls of B12 vitamins. She said, "Have you discussed Cytomel with your Psychiatrist".
Avatar f tn If you do decide to take hormones in my opinion I would research bio identical hormones. Yes, I have anxiety and I've had a complete hysterectomy. My anxiety did not go away after my surgery. That's not to say yours won't go away or get better, we're all different. Take care.
Avatar m tn The day after that i felt pretty much completely back to normal. Since then i've kinda of self diagnosed myself with anxiety/depression from what i've read online. fast forward to last night. I was eating sushi with my girlfriend and her friend that is visiting and i just kind of got dizzy all of a sudden. I stood up, went to the bathroom and washed my face. I can't believe this is happening again.
Avatar f tn I'm with JS 100%...logic is pointing towards an anxiety disorder. I think you will be surprised that once you start addressing the anxiety...the physical symptoms often start to dissipate. It takes time. It's VERY hard to be patient when it comes to feeling that way day in and day out...with life interrupted. But patience pays off, trust me. Reading about this is a GREAT place to start while you are getting hooked up with your physician.
Avatar f tn A lot of us also have journals...mine are mostly about panic disorder, agoraphobia, etc. There are MANY many many people here who also suffer from "Health Anxiety/Phobias"...you are not alone. Are you being followed by your PCP for the anxiety, or have you been seen by a psychiatrist? If not...that honestly, IMO...is the best way to go, especially with chronic anxiety issues (which, for most of us...it is chronic).
689327 tn?1240232764 I have been on xanax for as long as I can remember, without I have the worse anxiety attacks on a daily basis, The anxiety is so bad I don't want to get out of bed socialize or leave the house, with the xanax I am able to live a normal life, I don't want to be by myself and have no life.
Avatar n tn My sister was on reglan for six months and started to develop depression and anxiety. She has struggled with this for almost a year now. She is on antidepressants and medication for anxiety. Has anyone found any medications or treatments that have helped. It seems to be uncharted territory and some of the journals I have read have indicated that what works on "traditional" depression and anxiety may not work on the reglan-induced problems.
394991 tn?1214259507 you dwell then get paranoid then before you know it you have generalized anxiety disorder and people tell you that your depressed and need to go on Paxil etc! I wish I knew how to get over it, but I seem to push through it... For me, my head has picked up a bad habit of going someplace else while driving (zoning out ***** too)... I must have let myself slip into this out of due daily habit... Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn I made the stupid mistake of experimenting with LSD, marijuana, and mdma over the summer and I think it has either a) given me an anxiety disorder or b) started the beginning of psychosis. The problem is that I see "floaters", little diffraction patterns caused by debris between your iris and retna all the time (even when not looking at a blue sky).
Avatar m tn This is Part 2 of a 110,000 word (270 page font-14 or 350 page font-16) longitudinal, retrospective and prospective account of my experience with bipolar disorder and some other mental health problems over 70 years:1943 to 2014. Notes: This is a personal and idiosyncratic, medical and clinical study of what some life-study students call a chaos narrative. This study focuses on an aspect of my life involving several mental health issues, mainly bipolar 1 disorder.
Avatar m tn She had it checked by her doctor and her levels were good, but she still had the anxiety. Then her doctor retired and she went to a new doctor who took her levels and found that she was way under-dosed. Once she was dosed correctly, she was fine. I have no idea what the reason was for the first doctor not dosing enough or if there are differing tests for thyroid, some more precise than others, but I do know that it sure made a difference in her life.
Avatar m tn It didn't seem to stop anytime soon, so I decided to call an ambulance, because I really had no experience with anxiety before and I didn't know what to do. They did a few tests to see what was going out and told me I was having a panic attack and that there was nothing wrong with my physical health. The doctors gave me a few calming pills and kept me there until I felt better. A few hours later I felt completely fine and went home.
Avatar n tn The anxiety was brutal and in all my years of having an anxiety disorder, I never felt anything like this. It was 100% caused by the flu shot, and I will never get one again even though I was a huge proponent of getting the shot in the past. I'm feeling better now. It's 9 months later and the anxiety is almost back to pre shot levels. I sill need medication though, and I wasn't taking any for over two years before this. My last dizzy spell was a few weeks ago.
Avatar f tn She is PDD-NOS, Sensory Processing Disorder, ASD, Anxiety Disorder, and Mood Disorder. argh! She is now on a low dose of celexa for anxiety and risperdone for anger/aggression. Please, anyone reading this OuDO NOT SEND ANY POSTS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF MEDICATING YOUNGER CHILDREN. The decision is not an easy one and nobody wants to put their kids on meds. The truth is, OT, counseling, play therapy, etc..therapies do not always work or even help much.
Avatar m tn Reading others' posts, and journals is very helpful in realizing that anxiety is common and you are far from alone. Also, it will give you a better understanding of just what anxiety IS, how if can affect you...and how different people have treated it. Knowledge is power. I have a few journals about panic attacks and agoraphobia (which is a common facet of Panic Disorder). Also---check out the Health Pages here under "Anxiety"...there is a wealth of info there! Stick around...
Avatar m tn I'm now 3 years suffering Morbid Post Traumatic stress with generalised anxiety disorder (say that with a mouth full of crackers) and am basically at the point of suicide came close last night only my girlfriend called me ah no I think I'm lying I would of chickened out but my mind is certainly gone that way I basically haven't slept in a few years and eating, driving, sleeping and even relaxing sets me off into an anxiety attack anything that leaves me with my thoughts too long or requires me
Avatar f tn Gosh it feels good to not be alone on this one. I'm a reporter and a freelance writer, so stress was something I had grown used to when this problem surfaced. A few months ago, I was out covering something extremely vanilla (like an airforce appreciation banquet) when all of a sudden I couldn't breathe and felt like my heart was pumping out of my chest. Even though I'm only 27, I honestly thought I was going to have a heart attack.
784382 tn?1376934640 I very seldom have to take it, like maybe 4 to 5 times a year . . . I was first diagnosed with Anxiety/Panic disorder when I was 19 years old. I had been married for 6 months and BOOM!!! It hit me like a ton of bricks!!! I started with Zoloft very gradually along with the Ativan. I stayed on it til I got pregnant with my first daughter. I was 22 years old. I quit it for safety reasons with my pregnancy. I didn't have to get back on it til after my third daughter was born.
Avatar m tn Hello NurseGirl, I have read your journals and this is the first time I am posting a question to you directly. In one of your replies in the following thread http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder-OCD-/Had-a-cut-and-didnt-know/show/1750035 You said that "1.) There has to be viable infectious material...blood, semen, etc. In order for that fluid to remain infectious and viable, it can NOT be exposed to the elements.
Avatar m tn Hello NurseGirl, I have read your journals and this is the first time I am posting a question to you directly. In one of your replies in the following thread http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder-OCD-/Had-a-cut-and-didnt-know/show/1750035 You said that "1.) There has to be viable infectious material...blood, semen, etc. In order for that fluid to remain infectious and viable, it can NOT be exposed to the elements.
Avatar f tn I'm having major HIV anxiety. I'm paranoid. Ever since my first time having sex I have been living with the gripping fear of contracting HIV. No matter how fine I convince myself my sexual health is, no matter what the HIV experts tell me or what the doctors explain to me and different health journals I've read saying that my exposure is and testing shows I'm negative for HIV I can't help but to think I'm positive.
Avatar m tn 1 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by either obsessions (recurrent or persistent unwanted thoughts, images or impulses) or compulsions (repetitive behaviours or mental acts often performed to relieve anxiety or distress). The obsessions and compulsions of OCD cause significant distress to the afflicted individual. In my case the distress is minimal.
396099 tn?1216258586 I love this board and all it's taught me but I'm starting to think that I've had Generalized Anxiety Disorder all along and the opiats were maybe a tool for me to deal with that. I've got a family doctor ready to put me on Lexapro and I've heard great things about it. I just hate pills soo freaking much. Am I maybe being foolish here. Anyway. I was thinking that maybe I should spend some time over on the anxiety board. I don't know..
3430285 tn?1353150237 DR/DP are very common side effects of chronic and/or severe anxiety/panic. The thing with anxiety disorders (if indeed you do have one), is, there really isn't a "cure" per se. There are many different treatment approaches which will help you learn coping mechanisms, and ways to keep the anxiety at a manageable level. The most common approach to treating anxiety disorders is with the SSRI antidepressants (ie Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, etc) and therapy.
Avatar f tn Just wanted to clarify something in this thread...not a big deal, but it stuck out to me, and I like to make sure the the info we give out is as correct as possible. Lexapro is not actually a "new" drug on the market. It was approved by the fda in Aug 2002, so, it has been around for over 7 years now. It was manufactured as a "cleaner' version of Celexa, with the intentions of hopefully having the helpful therapeutic effects of Celexa, but without all the side effects.
147426 tn?1317269232 Well, my very wise and dear nurse practitioner asked the right questions, and stated that I had about 7 out of 10 symptoms of depression and anxiety disorder. She immediately put me on Paxil and asked if I would be willing to talk to someone. I knew of a good therapist and after awhile I began to deal with "stuff" that I had locked away. I saw him for a long time and was amazed at how much better I felt about myself. I quit looking in the mirror and saying horrid things to myself!