... for bipolar and ADD. I was under tremendous stresses during that time as well. I snapped and so began my panic attacks and they developed into agoraphobia. I have to have control over things. I rehabilitated myself somewhat with a DR who put me back on my meds. I just started alprazolam it helps a ton. I need to recover badly I feel like a prisoner in my own mind. It's been a year since the breakdown my panic attacks still occur. How do I express the urgency of the care I need to a new psychiatrist? I think It could be happening again slowly headed into another breakdown. I can barely express myself I'm so tense. Any help would be appreciated
Hey Bearcat. Its definitely right to listen to your instincts so finding away to communicate the urgency you feel is a must. If you're unable to say the words your self to your dr then is there some1 you trust that you can tell it all to then allow them to speak to your Dr? Or maybe write it all out specifically & emphasizing just how urgent & powerful you're feeling all this & take it too your Dr? Also i don't know about where you live but when my husband was acting very different suddenly,suffering with constant anxiety & panic attacks,paranoia & then wasn't able to sleep & refusing to leave our home without ALOT of coaxing begging pleading & my mandatory attachment to his side our reg physician just wasn't up to the task of diagnosing him so i drove him to our states adult mental health clinic. Wow the were able to help us right away & diagnosed him with bipolar with anxiety & panic disorder. They talked us thru it & he never had to spend a single night there which was good since my hubby was terrified they'd commit him involuntarily. So maybe you can look into mental health clinics in your area & call them. Out here they'll even drive to you. I hope this helps you. Take care
I agree with Trinabell, if you're worried about expressing the urgency write a letter for your psychiatrist to read, expressing everything you're worried about, afraid of, and scared of what might happen. Also, a friend or someone you can talk to daily is a godsend. Is there anyone at work you trust that if things start to get bad you can just talk with? I've noticed while in the midst of a panic attack that just describing it or talking about it helps/alleviates it. This is also good practice for when you have to talk to your psychiatrist. Is your Adderall a must have for you? If not, you could try not taking that for a day and see if that helps your anxiousness, or tenseness. Just remember, there are plenty of people here who've gone exactly through what you're describing, me being one of them. If you need to talk you can always come on here and someone is sure to help you through your hard times. Hang in there, and remember, just like everything else, this too will pass.
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