I'm 23 years old and I have never suffered from anxiety (maybe slightly but not too bad) I went to the ER two months ago for a migraine and the DR gave me Reglan through an IV I instantly felt like my throat was closing and I couldn't breathe my chest was tight (I think I was having a panic attack) I struggled through it because I didn't want any other medication. The DR called it an "acute seizure" then about a month later I went in for a CT scan and they tried to insert a IV for contrast..once again same symptoms I was so scared so I ended up not being able to go through with it. It's been a month since then and I'm struggling so bad..I can't eat, I don't want to go anywhere or do anything, I'm not SAD, I am irritable and angry, I have headaches, dizziness, tightness in my chest and throat, nauseous and a few other symptoms. I am terrified of medication (always have been) and I'm scared to take it without a DR present. Someone please help..should I try this medication? I feel like I'm losing it and I'm starting to lose hope that I'm going to feel better.
You need a proscription for anti anxiety med ASAP . You do need a CT tho to rule anything else out. I'm not sure if you have a primary care dr because in many states they will not write for Xanax or vaium in the ER. Anti nausea meds suck. I'm allergic to most and can't take. I'm not sure why they only gave you anti nausea for a migraine . Should've been given either pain meds of Valium. Valium is fantastic for migraines for many people bad it helps the muscles constrict. Valium makes
Me irritable and unable to sleep,
So I have to take Xanax. Without knowing your history etc I would say you are probably having full blown panic attacks not an acute
Attack. If you can't eat or sleep
Or function normally you could have some of the following 1. Anxiety attacks
2. Depression (and not be sad and still have depression, but panic attacks go hand in hand with depression - and nothing to be ashamed of, you don't need to be Sad To have depression. A sign of depression is what you are also saying you have symptoms of.
So first You need to
Get the anxiety under control
And then maybe see if you have a touch of depression. depression meds take 4-6 weeks to see results and doctors who are truthful
Will Tell You honestly it's more of 6 weeks (it would take my son weeks and weeks to see if they drug worked Or not . Plus you have to find right drug and dose. So that's why I suggest staring when an anti anxiety medication. Those work immediately. So you need to find a dr ASAP. Like make that your goal Monday and tell them it's an emergency (of you can eat and breath that is a you need to be seen this week emergency). Also please please look up a depression hotline . They don't take your information. It's free. You can hang
Up if uncomfortable but if at least say thank you . But I think you may need to talk something out . This is stemming from something . I live in Illinois and if young want my email to talk let me know but I'd call an 800
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