I have been on Thorazine in the past for severe PTSD panic episodes, it was discontinued because it started to plummet by blood pressure, it had never done it before (I was on it for 8 years) but the doctors didn't want to take any chances that it would continue. My blood pressure is now sky high, (stroke & heart attack range) I am on two blood pressure meds that have been doubled. I am trying to get it back because I had a SEVERE PTSD panic episode on Saturday 5/22 and my blood pressure went to 188/136 & heart rate 128, it has been 6 days and it hasn't come down much, today 142/104 & pulse 102. There was 127 motorcycles that went by me very fast & loud with three police escorts for some kind of rally. I don't deal with bikes well because of something that happened that I have not dealt with. Can't find someone professional that I can trust. Our local Mental Health Center violated my rights twice this year & now closed my case because I went to my primary care doctor with this info. She will be calling them tomorrow 5/28 after my appt. with her. I wish she was a psychiatrist, she is great and doesn't put me down for having a mental illness like others have. WHAT DO I DO NOW? My primary care doctor is not comfortable with prescribing psychiatric drugs like this but it is the only thing that helps me when I get like this. I'm on Paxil 40mg in the morning & 2mg of Ativan at bedtime, not helping & not sleeping. I've tried Klonopin, Risperadol, Prozac, and many others, nothing helps like Thorazine. I have noone to prescribe for me now & I'm getting desperate. If it wasn't for my wonderful husband, my two cats and a dear friend, I probably wouldn't be asking for your help today after what happened Sat. I know alot of you folks think I am a strong, helpful person but right now I'm the one asking for your help & advice. Anyone have any? PLEASE!!! marjorie zych
28 May 2010
Hi Marjorie Zych, this is RAMESES. I wish, so bad, I had an answer for You Marjorie Zych, but You see, I am almost in the same boat that You are in now. I'll try and make this as quick as possible ; my nurse practitioner suddenly "disappeared" (spell) off the radar screen on me, about 4 or 6 weeks ago, so I was forced to go to the doctor that she used to work under. Well, I got him caught up on all the meds that she had me on, and he said that I have been on them for way too long, and that I needed to detoxify my body, and brought up that drug, Suboxone, which I have heard nothing but horror stories about, here, on drugs.com , but what I am getting to, Marjorie Zych, is that I am on xanax for my anxiety attacks.
It's the .5's, and I'm allowed 3 per day, and I told him they weren't working as well anymore, and asked if he would mind "upping" the dose, and he said that's as high as he could go, and then INSISTED that I go and see a psychiatrist, because he said (the pain management doctor) that he couldn't give me anything higher, and that I needed to see shrink for that, and that was AFTER I told him that I had seen a shrink, years before, and the shrink did absolutely NOTHING to help me, but there wasn't much more said in the discussion after that. I really don't know what to do about this situation. I've been talking to a really good friend, that works in a doctors office, and she swears by this suboxone. I'm sorry Marjorie Zych; that's not the kind of thing that Your question was about. But You can see the connection though, can't You ? They are connected, and I just am at a loss as what to do about it all. And when You were talking about all those motorcycles ? Well. we live out in the country, where it's quite most of the time. Well, on the weekends, when people are off work, all these motorcyclists come barreling down the highway, at around 6:00 or 7:00 o'clock in the morning, on a f___ing Saturday AND Sunday, and there are usually about 30 to 50 of them, and there's not just one group of them,; there's usually a whole bunch of them, clubs, I think, and they just love to ride, early in the morning, on weekends, You know, to get out of the city, and let me tell You, they wake EVERYBODY up for miles when they come through. Now, before anyone comes back, bashing me because of what I said, let me say that I have nothing against motorcycles. I just wish they would SOMETIMES think about somebody else beside their selves, sometimes. Those Harley's shake the entire walls of this house, and it's a brick home, so I'm just telling You this Marjorie Zych, to let You know that You're not the only one that it makes very uncomfortable. I start shaking, and twitching, and I'm sure my blood pressure goes through the roof when it happens, and let me say, that it happens EVERY DAMN WEEKEND. Without fail. O K , back to the problem at hand, and that was just one of the examples that sends me in to panic attacks. I really don't know what to do about this Marjorie Zych. I'm gonna go in, not trusting this guy, or girl, whoever it turns out to be, and that's no way to be, but it's just how I feel, Ya know ? I have not been on the drug that You mentioned earlier, but I guess I need to ask You, if they suggest it, should I try it ? I don't know what to do. I really thought that if the pain doctor would just up the xanax dose, that it might be just what I might need, but he said no. I'm so confused, and I came here, and was not able to offer You any advice on Your question at all. I'm sorry for that. Really. I'm sorry. I do hope that You're able to find a solution to Your situation, because I really do feel for You, and I apologize again, for not having at least something to suggest. Thanks for listening, Marjorie Zych, and maybe together, we can come up with some kind of solution for both of our problems. I promise You that if I hear of the least little thing, that I think might be of help, I won't hesitate to send it to You. You have my word on that.
Good luck, and thank You again for listening, and allowing me to write You here.
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