Re: feeling anxious
Originally Posted by dreams in neon
This morning I felt like I was having a heart attack. It was awful and the sense of impending doom I had was very strong. I still feel paranoid right now, but I'm used to paranoia and can deal with it. It's the anxiety that gives me more problems since I do not get anxious unless I'm very manic. My pdoc said my moods should start to level out sometime over the weekend and my paranoia should improve once the higher dose of Risperdal starts working. I plan to ask my tdoc for some mindfulness and CBT techniques I can use when I see him in 2 weeks. I have no idea how people with anxiety disorders cope because I really thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown. I felt exactly the way I did when I had my first manic/psychotic episode in 2006. The only difference is that I wasn't psychotic.
Sounds like a panic attack. I hate them. I had one a few nights ago. Usually after I get one I'll feel very depressed. I hope that the CBT techniques work well. I have an assessment soon at an anxiety treatment research center and then I'll be starting CBT for my social anxiety.
Diagnosis: social anxiety disorder,PTSD, schizoaffective disorder, avoidant personality disorder, panic disorder
Meds: Clonazepam 4mg, Seroquel 200mg