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Someone Please Help Me

Someone Please Help Me

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Posted by Ginger on November 03, 2000 at 11:21:25:

I'm prayerful that someone out there wil take the time to read this meassage and reply. Thank you sincerely
to those who do. I have always been a "worrier", despite prayer and anything else I have tried. Over the
past four to five years there has been intense stress in my life beyond my control (mother's heart attacks,
father's dementia, having to move one to nursing home, another to assisted living). Prior to that running two
households, working full-time, etc. Anyway, my doctor put me on a regimine of Buspar and Xanax which
worked well for about a year and a half. Suddenly, I began having severe symptoms of not being able to
breathe, chest pains, sleeplessness, change in eating habits, crying, fear of losing control of my mind,
not able to concentrate or remember--all I wanted to do was die. I was too gutless to commit suicide.
My neurologist sent me to a psyciatrist, who diagnosed general anxiety disorder. He put me on Paxil, which
was a nightmare. All I did was sleep during the day and stay awake during the night and couldn't think
straight. Then he changed me to Celexa which was even worse. It made me stutter like crazy, still
unable to sleep, thought process still jumbled up--just a mess. Saw my general practitioner yesterday
and she told me told me to stop the Celexa immediately. She's putting me back on Buspar, along with
Klonopin (1mg), twice daily. Starting with small dosage of Buspar, then building up. She's hoping it will
work. She encouraged me to hang in there but stated that general anxiety disorder is one of the most
difficult disorders to treat. Can anyone offer me any encouragement at all. Often I feel that death would
be so very welcome. Much more so than feeling I cannot control my mind. God bless you and thank
you for your reply.


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