Hello my name is Jay. Basically I have been suffering from anxiety for about six weeks now, I only got diagnosed yesterday. The reason why I left it so long was because I wanted to see if this horrible feeling would go on it's own, this was before I knew it was anxiety. I have been having panic attacks a lot recently. I would be sitting there or doing something completely fine and then out of nowhere my head feels dizzy like I'm going to faint, I feel light headed, my vision goes funny, my breath shortens, my mind loses all focus and I am panicking. This will go on for about 5-10min and then slowly fades away leaving me nothing but exhausted and low. I continuously have this numbing pressure at the front of my head and around my eyes and the bridge of my nose. It is continuous. It makes me feel even worse about myself, I feel detached from myself like I'm not even here and it is so scary. Like for example I went to my Boyfriend's family BBQ last week and it felt like I wasn't even there and I Love my Boyfriend so so much. It felt like I was someplace else as well as being familiar with everyone and everything. I could be there eating and it feels like I'm not eating. I could be talking and it feels like I didn't even say a word. Normal stuff like showering, being in my own room doesn't even feel right to me, like I constantly have to remind myself where I am at all times. I was at work speaking, walking and on the computer but it doesn't feel like it's me at all. I was at my Mum's friend's hairdresser today to get my hair done. I spoke to my hairdresser and it didn't even feel like it was me having the conversation as much as I could hear her and myself speak and feel my mouth move. It's like my brain can't make the connection and it breaks my heart. I feel like my memory is on stand by, I am being forgetful of stuff that I am usually on point with, I feel completely confused. When I got diagnosed the doctor gave me some Propanolol to try and I am going into my second day taking it, I researched it before I took it and I heard a lot of positive feedback from it but I am so scared right now and I am praying for guidance. Somebody please help me, please.
Hello Jay sorry to hear about, your problem, best to talk with your family doc and maybe he can refer you to a good psychiatrist who can prescribe meds that can help with your Anxiety, I suffer from chronic pain and depression, I could never handle depression meds but everyone is different just because medications did not work for me, don't mean they won't work for you, the only thing that helped me was to talk out my problems with a Health Pro. I hope this helps.
When I took propranalol it worked straight away. It only helped with milder anxiety and i needed to take about 40mg at a time to feel relief. I found having a preventative med every, Zoloft, Lexapro or Prozac I used at one time or another. and a rescue pill to take when I started to have an attack. This was Valium but I also tried Ativan and Xanax. I prefer the Valium over the other too. Ativan and Xanax seem to hit harder and wear off quicker whereas Valium doesn't make you as dopey and the relief lasts longer. Good luck.
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