I am on 175 mg sertraline+30 mg ritalin+20 mg inderal. I have panic attack when I want to take a nap specially after lunch. Right before I go to sleep an annoying thought attack me and I make whimper, trembling and shaking this stops me to sleep. Do I need to take another medication such as lamotrigine(lamictal) or to decrease the ritalin dosage? Can anybody help me? Thanks
Panic Disorder - do I need to add another med or change the doses of my current meds?
- 24 Mar 2012 by vita16666
- 24 March 2012
- inderal, ritalin, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, sleep disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, sertraline, sleep, anxiety and stress
If the present medication regieme is controlling your symptoms other than when you want to sleep, I recommend you seek the counsel of a therapist who can help you investigate why you panic upon wanting to sleep. May well be that this problem is addressable without further medication or regimen changes.
I have walked a mile or two in your flip flops, was on many more meds than you, and still had panic attacks where I thought I was having a heart attack, so I felt as if I were dying. And my therapist was so interested in what I was saying, he went to sleep.
Given that information, I went to my shrink and gotta script for Klonopin. Been on it 30 years now, no panic attacks. But I think I'd try the therapist first.
The Sweet Hippie
Hello vita. I know that feeling. I did do therapy. I figured out it was because I was sexually abused as a kid and was scare to death to go to sleep. and since our house consisted of drunk parents fighting any time of night and beatings and whatall. It is amazing I ever went to sleep. My therapist called it hyper vigilance and is common for people who live under so much stress. Not saying any of this is you, but once I got the info of why, I was able to address it, got off anti depressants for years and felt like a normal person. Sometimes we expect our meds to take the inner pain away. They won't. They are there to tide us through until we get our side figured out.
Somewhere you had too much pain. With help you can remove the scarey thoughts and have a better life. Even though you may have other issues, real health complications, you can at least get a handle on this. It takes strength and you have made it this far. You are asking for help. I think you stand an excellent chance to beat the anxiety attacks and start moving forward again. By the way, therapists vary. If the one you get doesn't answer your needs tell them. If they won't fix the issues go get another. Ok? Use your survival skills to solve this.
Hope things improve and get sorted out for you. Plentry of support on this site for people going through your situation. Bet you have a few stories to tell. Watch some comedies, take warm bath, read a good book, even a glass of milk still helps. Stay away from toxic people best you can. You can do this.
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