I have a doctors appointment on 2 morrow and I have been on every anti depressant,I am also on xanax 3 times aday,prozac 20 mg,amitriptilyn for sleep,and panic meds for chronic pain.I have been on every anti ,at least twice and this time prozac for about 3 months.My OCD is through the roof ,and my anxiety as well is Through the roof.I am tired and feel like a guiene pig because nothing works.My ocd not only has gotten worse but new OCD habits have popped up and driving me crazy.Please let me KNOW that I am not alone and what will HELP .I also am in thearpy,and see a psycitrist.I need help and support.I feel like its getting worse and driving me crazy.Well am I crazy?I sure feel it .Please respond with any helpful advice from meds u take or took that helped or made worse ,and other stories from or like mine.I need help and support.And This is my first time writing and I am nervous but feel free to get this off my chest .Thank you
Hello I need help .I suffer from GAD,severe panic attacks,panic disorder,and chronic pain?
- 17 Jan 2013 by kypanic32
- 9 days ago
- prozac, xanax, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, pain, panic disorder, sleep disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, chronic pain, sleep, anxiety and stress, chronic
my name is john; you are not alone!
I have more letters after my name than in it, but for years was literally homebound from OCD, anxiety, depression, and a period of panic attacks-all causing agoraphobia then morbid obesity and physical health issues.
first; no you are Not crazy! or weak. you are sick; I was, also but I got well!
It was hard-hell, but life is "good" now!
First, don't "pull punches" with doctor-be 100% straight on SEVERITY of issues. he or she must know how bad it is! and don't expect the meds to work overnight; take them as prescribed. also, especially with ocd, cognitive behavioral books are great!
Me? I am back at work, 100% well 90% of the time! Still have anxiety attacks, but move through them!
the only way to recover is not to quit! it sux, I know, I've been "paralyzed" by the same disorders; but no more. and remember, this is bad, but you are alive, and recovery is probable if you hang in there!
God bless you!
I can completely related . You are not alone
Find a good doctor that will listen to you when they up the meds ask them why ?
Currently I myself and going through the trial and error at the time but I will tell you this I am done with the anti- depressant. For me all they do is escalate all the issues you have and then some, weight gain is a major issue for me and make me more depressed. I am extremely sensitive to medications so I get all the side effect on the lowest dose
exercising helps me cope everyday but its hard to motivate I have to push my self
Please not this is only my personal experience.
Klonopin has been my life saver to assist me with my panic attacks but I know that I will have find a way to cope without it eventually. Xanax is 4 hours were as klonopin is 8 you may want to suggest to your dr that may be a better choice for you.
Look it up on the Internet.
First are far most you need to find out what issues you are having. Research it online, make a list in an order that are bothering you the most and talk to the dr about it.
Don't leave until you are satisfied. If you don't speak for yourself the issues will never get resolved.
Put yourself first worry about others later. Good luck at your apt :) remember you are there for you not the dr
All I want to say to you is that I feel the same as you. You are not alone. Anxiety, fear, and stress can be so hard to deal with. I am going to try and walk, exercise and keep following my gut on how my meds help me or not. I am pretty good about knowing what works and what does not work. This is not easy for me to say so I will say it for all- we need to hang in there and believe it will get better...
kypanic32: Hi! I had severe GAD and panic and agoraphobia and anxiety. THe list seems to escalate. My husband was dying of end-stage liver disease and I was put on buspar. It seemed lke a joke. My panic is controlled by my Effexor XR. But I suffer from agoraphobia and anxiety. I need somethng. I hope that I can talk to my Dr. I feel positive that I can. Thank you. and God bless. I've been on ativan, xanax, and valium. only valium and xanax seemed to work.
Sorry if not a help. Tanja
Sounds like we're to peas in a pod, I suffer from all those and more. Physical pain I have systemic lupus nephritist, RA, scatica and weekly migraine headaches. Mentally I have ADHD, still as an adult, manic bi-polar, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and awful insomnia. First they got my MOOD in better shape, started Lamitcal and Latuda. Then treated my ADHD (thinking I feel same when your OCD is bad) with Adderall 10mg three times a day, which helped immensely over the yrs, just have to re taper up to a therapeutic level where I can concentrate on one thing at a time, I can start and finish a project without starting three others at same time, I don't drift off or "daydream", focus and I'm not always thinking about the next thing.
Therefore helping with manaic episodes which calms ADHD and trickles down to help amxeoty and panic then I can sleep!! Anxiety well thats a bonus, panic attacks are cherry on top. I take 2mg Ativan three times a day as needed right now. Have taken 2mg of Klonopin three times as needed which both can help with muscle or some nerve pain. Valium I find helps with pain better, anxiety not so much. I hate Xanax, just makes me sleepy, not worth much for pain or anxiety. Changed my sleep meds from 200mg Seroquel to 10mg of doxepin however not liking what side affects sound like when Seroquel worked fine. Doxepin can CAUSE jitters, anxious, jumpy, completely doesn't work, can cause significant decrease in your libido, irritable blah blah but others swear by it. I just know Seroquel worked like magic of the other doesn't help, Dr has no problem. I think if you got you on mood stabilizer, treated your OCD with a lil stimulant can also boost mood, energy and help refocus your behaviour. Pick either Ativan or Klonopin 1 sounds like maybe you need 2mg as needed three times, help with anxiety and pain. I do find Ativan helps even more with actual panic attacks. A a trial of trazodone which is an anti depressant but is often prescribed for sleep. First and foremost you have find a Dr you like, can trust and actually listens. Explain every little bitty issue or problem in detail, talk about personal realtioships, home, work, school stress, family history, what your diet is like, exercise routine, how much sugar or caffeine you consume,etc. A good Dr will ask you all these things and more because how we live our lives effects the mind but you just think you're crazy, will always be, nothing to do about it. But my most favorite therapist died in Aug so not only devastated about my regular Dr didnt feel comfortable prescribing all the psy meds. Finally met a new kick ass dr, after trying to others on for size. Now back in my meds, trying to live healthier, feeling okay!
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