I just recently developed a fear of swallowing. I posted this on another board, but I have been diagnosed bipolar. I was not sure it had anything to do with that. I thought I'd get over it but it's been since friday, and I am still so afraid when I swallow. On friday I couldn't eat or drink because of it. I went to my doctor, but he was gone for the day, so I went to the emergency room. I felt so stupid. I was there until about midnight, I was so afraid they were going to keep me. They prescribed Xanax for 5 days until i get to see my phsyc.
I took the Xanax on saturday and felt a little sleepy, but then I had what I not think was a panic attack. I thought I was going to die. I scared my husband half to death. I got over it in a few minutes that seemed like eternity.
I did not take another pill. I need to talk to my doctor today.
I would like to know, is Effexor better on helping with anxiety as well as depression? I am on Wellbutrin, which the doctor at the emergency room said does not help too much with anxiety.
I am afraid to change medication for the fear of weight gain. I cannot get any bigger. I am trying to loose weight, not gain it.
Just wanted some opinions. They also mentioned as a choice Buspar. I do not know this medication.
I also have noticed that I cannot think right. This morning I started work and could not remember how to dial out. I do this every day without a thought. I have been slower in my thinking, and more disorganized also since about a week ago or so. I am also at a point in which I feel a low, but a little different. Kind of tired and confused.
I keep trying to drink coffee and can only sip on it a little at a time. I am afraid I will choke. I have done this 3 times in the last 2 weeks while eating.