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Board: Anxiety 10-16-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Skip4
Re: If you have a slightly fast heart rate can you take antidepressant? Is lexapro a

Sorry for late reply.

I have a fast heart rate too and I take Lexapro.

You should discuss your concerns with your doctor and they will be able to tell you if it's ok for you or not.

At first...
Board: Anxiety 09-27-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Skip4
Re: Panic disorder in twins

Hi

My worst anxiety symptom is nausea. I was only diagnosed 4 years ago though. I've finally overcome the panic attacks but still suffer general anxiety.

What have you both tried in the past?...
Board: Anxiety 09-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By Skip4
Re: Scared of the road ahead of me...what do you think?

Hi there!

I think you might be overthinking things a little. You're obviously going through a stressful time. It may not be the most stressful period of time you've experienced in your life, but...
Board: Anxiety 09-27-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,815
Posted By Skip4
Re: Starting Zoloft Tomorrow. Any Advice?

Hey,

It's great to hear the Zoloft has started out well for you.

I've learnt the hard way not to read up on horror stories of anxiety medications. I used to research all my medication...
Board: Anxiety 09-27-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By Skip4
Re: cant take much more of feeling like this !

Hi jeany,

Zoloft, Sertraline and Lustral are all the same thing. But your doctor is likely to know it by the name Zoloft anyway, because American medication names are really common. But I don't...
Board: Anxiety 09-25-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 891
Posted By Skip4
Re: Missing a dose of medication - how soon after do you experience symptoms?

I do this ALL the time. Because the meds really help me out, it's easy for me to get careless with taking them every day because I feel fine.

If I skip a dose I normally start feeling off the...
Board: Anxiety 09-25-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By Skip4
Re: feel so bad with my anxiety not sleeping.

Everything is going to be ok so hang in there.

It's great that you're going to go and see your doctor about this, I'm sure they will really be able to help you. They will probably prescribe you...
Board: Anxiety 09-25-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By Skip4
Welcome back Panic and agoraphobia

There's nothing like minor surgery to bring your panic running back home after months of being panic free :D

I had my wisdom teeth out 6 days ago with a general anaesthetic. Was so nervous before...
Board: Dental Health 09-05-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By Skip4
Re: 7-8 month wait in pain..

I've only got $600 in my savings. No idea how much this is going to cost but I know it'll be over $1,000. Guess I'll find out tomorrow. I'm hoping they can give me a payment plan, I'm sure they must...
Board: Dental Health 09-05-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By Skip4
Re: 7-8 month wait in pain..

I'm not sure about other anti inflammatories, I just know there are some painkillers I can't take and ibuprofen is one of them :S

I didn't sleep last night and I finally caved in. Went to see my...
Board: Depression 09-04-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,447
Posted By Skip4
Re: Question for lexapro users: does the excess sweating side effect ever lessen/go a

Yeah I had that side effect among many others really badly when I first started lexapro.

I don't have any side effects now. I think they went away after 2-3 weeks?

How long have you been taking...
Board: Anxiety 09-04-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Skip4
Re: Anxiety and relationships?

I hate telling people about it as well. I always feel really awkward and self conscious about it and worry whether they'll understand or not.

I haven't actually been in a situation where it's come...
Board: Dental Health 09-04-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By Skip4
Re: 7-8 month wait in pain..

Thanks Tanya, I will try the clove oil.

Unfortunately I can't take ibuprofen due to other medication I'm on so I'm just taking paracetamol and codeine.
Board: Dental Health 09-03-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By Skip4
7-8 month wait in pain..

I need to get my 2 lower wisdom teeth removed surgically... I'm on the waiting list, it is around a 7-8 month wait now after applying to go on the list in Feb.

For the past 10 weeks my wisdom...
Board: Anxiety 08-31-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By Skip4
Re: Just so i'm not the only one....

Yeah I know how frustrating it is especially when you don't think you should be anxious about anything XP it can feel like the anxiety will never go away sometimes and it's hard to bear, but it does...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 08-30-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Skip4
Re: bipolar girlfriend

How long does she spend at her cousin's house?

If it's not a long time, like just a day or 2 then maybe you should just give her some space while she's out?

Or if she still goes cold on you...
Board: Anxiety 08-30-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By Skip4
Re: Just so i'm not the only one....

Wow! Only 2 hours in ER! I wish our hospitals were that efficient here! lol. Did they put you on oxygen? It's my favourite thing ever when I'm having shortness of breath ;)

Has your doctor tried...
Board: Anxiety 08-30-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By Skip4
Re: Just so i'm not the only one....

Hi Devyn,

I have the same problem sometimes when my anxiety is really bad or if I am having a panic attack. It is a horrible feeling and I once wound up in the ER because I thought there was...
Board: Anxiety 08-30-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Skip4
Re: Anxiety and relationships?

I spoke to a friend about it after I made my post. She said the same thing you did.

Also he is very extroverted and I am an introvert so he's making a big fuss which takes me out of my comfort...
Board: Anxiety 08-30-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By Skip4
Re: Aftermath of panic attack?

For me the symptoms just slowly disappear or at least lessen to a point where I can start thinking again.. but yeah.. I'm usually scared of doing much if anything afterwards incase I have another...
Board: Anxiety 08-30-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Skip4
Re: No where to turn

If I lived in America and if it weren't creepy I'd offer to have wheelchair races with you down the street that would have to cheer you up! ;) - oh and help you getting your wheelchair in and out of...
Board: Anxiety 08-30-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By Skip4
Re: My anxiety is completely wrecking my life.

I get a lot of those symptoms too.

- I get headaches and a sore throat/lump in the throat when I'm stressed.
- I get pains all over my torso when I'm anxious, especially the left side of my chest...
Board: Anxiety 08-30-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Skip4
Re: Anxiety and relationships?

Thanks for the advice d0ink, it was good advice and I took it. Unfortunately acting on how I was feeling has upturned a whole barrel of fish I didn't even know I was carrying around with me :S

I...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 08-28-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By Skip4
Re: Morbid jealousy..maybe??

Unfortunately, I agree with Seraph. It's not healthy for either of you to maintain contact at the moment I think.

It's a real shame he hasn't sought help yet. I hope he does in the near future....
Board: Anxiety 08-28-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 958
Posted By Skip4
Re: What is going on with me?

Hi Josiah,

I'm sorry to hear that you're in such a bad place right now. I know somewhat how you feel having been there myself (not exactly how you feel of course).

I was seeing doctors about...
Board: Anxiety 08-28-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Skip4
Re: Therapist issue, need advice

I've had trouble like that in the past too about talking about things face to face, but I go one step braver :P

I write a letter to my therapist and then hand it to her in person telling her "I...
Board: Mental Health 08-26-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,428
Posted By Skip4
Re: Switching from Zoloft to Lexapro- Side Effects... ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCE THIS?

Hahaha, I still can't drink coffee. I'm not a total coffee freak but I love my mocha frapaccinos even though they're SO bad for me! I do miss my alcohol but I recently found out that I can manage to...
Board: Depression 08-26-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By Skip4
Re: I feel angry all the time, please read this..

Hi Mandy,

I'm sorry you're in such a dark place at the moment. While I know I can't fully understand what you're going through exactly, I can relate to you a little.

My life started falling...
Board: Anxiety 08-26-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By Skip4
Re: Is it truly anxiety??

Yeah, it's normal to have symptoms all day long unfortunately! I had a 3 day long panic attack once, chest pains non-stop for 3 days. I thought I was having a heart attack.

I dislike your doctor...
Board: Anxiety 08-25-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By Skip4
Re: Is it truly anxiety??

Haha, yeah I would STOP googling stuff! It's the worst. I get a friend to google my symptoms if I'm ever worried about something now, because she is more logical than me and won't freak out when she...
Board: Mental Health 08-25-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,428
Posted By Skip4
Re: Switching from Zoloft to Lexapro- Side Effects... ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCE THIS?

Yeah I had the same side effects. I went from taking Axit and some kind of benzo to taking Lexapro and had some really nasty side effects, burning up, nausea, shakes, anxiety etc.

I went back to...
Board: Anxiety 08-25-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By Skip4
Re: Is it truly anxiety??

The medication you took for anxiety may not have necessarily worked even if it was anxiety. Different kinds of meds work better for different people, also there's the dosage to consider.

I would...
Board: Anxiety 08-24-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Skip4
Anxiety and relationships?

I was diagnosed with GAD and Panic Disorder 4 years ago. I was an absolute train wreck, broke up with my boyfriend, stopped seeing my friends, failed my university course, wound up at home for a year...
Board: Depression 08-24-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By Skip4
Re: Not taken seriously by doctor

See a different doctor.
See a different doctor.
See a different doctor.

You don't need to be depressed and in my opinion, medication shouldn't be the first solution tried. It sounds like your...
Board: Anxiety 08-24-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,681
Posted By Skip4
Re: Is this anxiety? Can anxiety cause chronic nausea?

Yes this does sound like anxiety.

Unfortunately, the tests doctors and psychologists use to test for anxiety in the country I live in do NOT include nausea in them at all, however it IS an anxiety...
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