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Old 08-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Help... No life!!

Hi. I have suffered from anxiety for most of my life. However, I have always been somewhat functionable. I always had a hard time in crowded places, airport, concerts, etc.etc. well, I would love to be like that again..I can't even leave my house anymore. I have tried several meds like zoloft, lexapro. On Lexapro I gained 30 pounds, it did help, a bit. I have landed up in the er more times than I can count. I am always dizzy..Well 1 1/2 years ago I could not open my jaw..My TMJ went crazy. Long story short I saw a neuro muscular dentist. He has been havin be wear splints 24/7 and making adjustments to my jaw. I know have stuff cemented into my back teeth to keep my jaw open, I go in once a week for adjustments. Well, I can move my jaw, but I am so dizzy, off balance, vertigo that I cannot function..And of course I think this has tripled my anxiety..Ii feel like I cannot breath, I am going to die. I have a constant pressure in my head, I have spinning off and on, I am off balance, feel like the floor is moving. My dentist (the neuro muscular one) says it is possible with all the changes we are making, it affects the muscles in your neck, etc. and can effect your balance. Alls I know is that I cannot even get to the grocery store. I am in a state of constant panic..It never leaves me , I am exhausted. I tried taking a ativan yesterday because I was trueling loosing my mind. That just make me sleepy (which was fine). I have never felt this bad before. As I said, I have always struggled with this big time, sometimes being as bad as I am now, but then I would have good days, and sometimes the badness would only last a few hours and then I could function. Now it is 24/7, I am exhausted. Has any one heard of tmj adjustments to cause severe dizziness (which in turn causes my panic to set in)..I know I am rambling on and on and I hope you can understand what I am saying..Help...

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:28 AM   #2
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Re: Help... No life!!

Do you currently take any medication? It might be the side-effects of them causing the dizziness and feeling bad. Everyone reacts to them in a different way and I have heard of people, who just can't take anti-depressants or benzodiazepines, because it will make them feel even worse.
Method to face anxiety:
facing, accepting, floa-ting, letting time pass

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