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Board: Anxiety 09-17-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By hotdam
Re: WORRY!! please please help

The side effects do not last forever like the worry might. Sometimes we need the help. ;)
Board: Anxiety 09-17-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By hotdam
Re: WORRY!! please please help

I agree with Emsy, talk to your doctor about taking something everyday. I have a health anxiety and believe me I was a wreck until I started medication. I am doing much better, no one wants to be on...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-11-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,220
Posted By hotdam
Re: Was on Niaspan & fish oil only, numbers are higher??????????

Went to the Endo, she put me on 40mg of Pravachol anyone else take this? My GP wanted me to see the Endo guess he was stumped. He had me on 10mg of crestor. I spend more money in getting...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-09-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,123
Posted By hotdam
Muscle pain in back from Crestor??????????

I am not sure if this is a side effect or not but it seems since I have been taking Crestor my entire back aches, I cannot remember if it was achy before I started and I have only been taking it for...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-08-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,220
Posted By hotdam
Re: Was on Niaspan & fish oil only, numbers are higher??????????

I was eating veggies & chicken no skin baked, oatmeal with cinamon and flax seed still do. I did cheat a few times and had baked tater but, I dont eat hardly any carbs at all.
Board: High Cholesterol 09-08-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,220
Posted By hotdam
Re: Was on Niaspan & fish oil only, numbers are higher??????????

By the way the doc just put me on 10 mg of crestor
Board: High Cholesterol 09-08-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,220
Posted By hotdam
Re: Was on Niaspan & fish oil only, numbers are higher??????????

Numbers in Sept of 07 before the Niaspan
total 277
LDL 194
HDL 55
Trig 138

Numbers June 08 taking 1000 mg of Niaspan and 3000mg of fish oil w omega 3

Total 339
LDL 257
Board: High Cholesterol 09-08-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,220
Posted By hotdam
Unhappy Was on Niaspan & fish oil only, numbers are higher??????????

before taking niaspan & fish oil my numbers were around 286 total, I have since changed my diet started taking the above and my numbers went through the roof 319. Doc now has me on crestor 10mg and I...
Board: Anxiety 09-03-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,190
Posted By hotdam
Re: How many mgs of your benzodiazepine are you taking?

I have been taking xanax for over a year. .5 mg I usually break it in half and take it twice a day. it is just enough to calm me.
Board: Anxiety 09-02-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,637
Posted By hotdam
Re: Severe morning anxiety

I agree talk to a crisis counselor and get away from that situation, the depression is probably caused by your stressful situation. :angel:
Board: Anxiety 09-01-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,817
Posted By hotdam
Re: What happens when Xanax is taken?

For me Xanax is a god send, I take 1/2 of a .05 and it works great, not sleepy or loopy just a calming effect. I agree, try it the day before your presentation to see how you do.
Board: High Cholesterol 08-28-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,778
Posted By hotdam
Re: VLD cholesterol number

I looked it up.
Board: High Cholesterol 08-28-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,778
Posted By hotdam
Board: High Cholesterol 08-28-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,959
Posted By hotdam
Re: Is Taking Zetia and Zocor or Vitoryn Safe Or Not

my doc told me now not to take it and is sending me to an endocrinologist. This is completely frustrating.
Board: High Cholesterol 08-28-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,638
Posted By hotdam
Re: I am so frustrated please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am taking 3000 mg of Fish oil with omega 3
Board: High Cholesterol 08-28-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,638
Posted By hotdam
Re: I am so frustrated please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the info, maybe thats why he wants to send me to a endo.
Board: High Cholesterol 08-27-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,638
Posted By hotdam
Re: I am so frustrated please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have had a c reactive protein test done it was normal.04, doc already did thyroid tests says normal, also been taking fish oil for 18 months 3000 mg, what does VAP mean? Maybe I just need a list of...
Board: High Cholesterol 08-27-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,638
Posted By hotdam
I am so frustrated please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05/31/2007
Total 266
LDL 195
HDL 47
TRI 121

Been taking Niaspan & fish oil cant handle the statins also due to taking antidepressants I gained 40lbs

09/10/2007
Board: High Cholesterol 08-27-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,959
Posted By hotdam
Re: Is Taking Zetia and Zocor or Vitoryn Safe Or Not

My doctor just put me on Vytoryn today now I am afraid to take it. Any thoughts.
Board: Anxiety 08-22-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By hotdam
Re: What's the difference

I also take 1/2 of the .5mg, no it doesnt make me sleepy like the .5 does, but it sure helps with the anxiety. ;)
Board: Anxiety 08-11-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,862
Posted By hotdam
Re: Any natural or herbal supplements to help taper off Lexapro?

I was also on Lexapro not for as long as you but I did wean off it took a month or so, yes I had the withdrawls but you just have to bear it, they do go away. were you taking the lexapro at night or...
Board: Anxiety 08-11-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,078
Posted By hotdam
Re: Weening off Celexa (Citalopram Hydrobromide)

I was on many meds also and weaned off of lexapro some months back I would take it every other day than every 2 days and so on for about a month, everything was fine than less than a year it all came...
Board: Anxiety 07-17-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,977
Posted By hotdam
Re: I don't know what to do anymore. Please help me!

I am glad your surgery went well and you are doing better. Yes it is a shame we all have to deal with this, but we can get through it. ;)
Board: Anxiety 07-15-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,977
Posted By hotdam
Board: Anxiety 07-11-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,646
Posted By hotdam
Re: Anyone else suffer from life-long anxiety?

I can tell you one thing, your life is not a waste. by the way what really is normal anyway? We can all get through this for some it takes longer than others, lifers or not. We are on the same team....
Board: Anxiety 07-10-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By hotdam
Re: Lexapro or ANY med withdrawals

I was the same way when I came off of Paxil, for a few months now on Prozac. Just a side effect. but pink is right if you feel suicidal definately call 911
Board: Anxiety 07-10-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,846
Posted By hotdam
Re: Are there any anti-depressant anti-anxiety meds that do NOT increase appetite?

Everyone is different but like you I gained 40 lbs taking paxil, my doctor recently put me on Prozac said supposedly this one doesnt make you gain weight, so far so good, havent had a huge appetite...
Board: Anxiety 07-10-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,646
Posted By hotdam
Re: Anyone else suffer from life-long anxiety?

I know there are many people on this board that have had life long anxiety hopefully you will get a response, in the meantime we all understand how difficult this is whether it is life long or a few...
Board: Anxiety 07-08-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,977
Posted By hotdam
Re: I don't know what to do anymore. Please help me!

You will be fine, I had a partial hysterectomy in January and I was scared too, but everything went fine, and it will for you too.;)
Board: Anxiety 07-08-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,776
Posted By hotdam
Re: Upping Paxil Dosage

Actually when I started taking paxil over a year ago I was 154 lbs during the year that I was taking it, I gained 40 lbs, I stopped taking it a few months back, I am on prozac now which the doc told...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 07-04-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By hotdam
Re: My daughter in Army, Korea struggling with depression help please

Well she emailed me and said she is doing better and will be going to see the doc so he can hopefully put her on meds.
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 07-03-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By hotdam
Re: My daughter in Army, Korea struggling with depression help please

I am going to contact her base commander and see if that doesnt work. otherwise I go up the food chain. I have to do something to help her. thanks for your support.:angel:
Board: Depression 07-02-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By hotdam
Re: looking for someone to relate..

hi lexi, I have to agree with Granny, talk to your parents and tell them how you feel. They will be able to get you the help you need, my daughter is in the army in Korea and struggling with...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 07-02-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By hotdam
My daughter in Army, Korea struggling with depression help please

my daughter is in the army, in korea has been for 4 months, she is having bad issues with depression, she is having instrusive suicidal thoughts and says she cant handle it anymore, she has tried to...
Board: Anxiety 06-27-2008, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By hotdam
Re: I am going crazy, Do I need to go back on Meds HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, I went to the Dr. yesterday and he put me on prozac and xanax xr said this is the one that causes the least amount of weight and also said people have lost weight. Now I have to wait for it...
Board: Anxiety 06-26-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By hotdam
Re: I am going crazy, Do I need to go back on Meds HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If I go back on Lexapro will it take 6 weeks again to kick in? will it cause my anxiety to get worse?
Board: Anxiety 06-26-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By hotdam
I am going crazy, Do I need to go back on Meds HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been off lexapro since April, I take Xanax twice a day, I started to feel dizzy this morning still do like I am out of it, never had this symptom before, I can feel the panic start. Is this...
Board: High Cholesterol 06-23-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By hotdam
Re: Do I really need this?

what numbers are we looking for in the C-RP and homocysteine, I did my C reactive Protien and it came back normal with .04 not sure if this is good or bad, the doc told me it was good.
Board: High Cholesterol 06-20-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,134
Posted By hotdam
Re: New numbers I am at the end of my rope help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Red been a while, Yea I kind of cheated with a cig today a little stressed but I am quit. the weight is really a struggle like I said I work out on the treadmill 40 minutes a few days a week and...
Board: High Cholesterol 06-19-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,134
Posted By hotdam
Re: New numbers I am at the end of my rope help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by the way I also take Chantix as I have quit smoking.:angel:
Board: High Cholesterol 06-19-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,134
Posted By hotdam
Re: New numbers I am at the end of my rope help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I work out everyday, I am 5'10 185 lbs I should be supposedly at 170, trying to lose 40 lbs that was put on by taking medication for depression, I thought Niaspan was the wonder drug, I was taking...
Board: High Cholesterol 06-18-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,134
Posted By hotdam
New numbers I am at the end of my rope help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

for over 18 months since trying to lower my then cholesterol of 277, I have taken Niaspan for months, fish oil for over a year, had my tests done a few times the only thing that changed was my hdl...
Board: Anxiety 06-18-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,349
Posted By hotdam
Re: what is the thruth on lexapro

I came across this post regarding weight gain and I have to say I have been dealing with Anxiety and depression for 18mos, I had lost 25 pounds within a couple of months of being diagnosed, I was...
Board: Anxiety 06-17-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,161
Posted By hotdam
Re: I think it is rearing its head this time the symptoms are different

I am going to discuss alot of stuff with a Phsychiatrist, maybe he can help me with this awful disorder. It is driving me crazy, one minute I am fine and than the next it starts. I suppose I can try...
Board: Anxiety 06-17-2008, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,161
Posted By hotdam
Re: I think it is rearing its head this time the symptoms are different

Have you gained weight with any of the SSRI's? The wellbutrin doesnt work for me, it gives insomnia. I have heard Zoloft works better than the others. I will check with my Dr. however I told him that...
Board: Anxiety 06-16-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,048
Posted By hotdam
Klonopin VS Xanax any Suggestions which one is better.

I have been taking xanax for 18 months now, it is not having same effect as it once did. I take 0.5 twice a day actually I take half of the 0.5 twice a day, I am thinking I should increase to the 0.5...
Board: Anxiety 06-16-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 934
Posted By hotdam
Re: anxiaty attack and panic attack

How long have you been taking the lozepam? do you take anything else? my new symptom is chest pain it drives me crazy. I stopped the lexapro because I did not want to gain any weight, I take xanax...
Board: Anxiety 06-16-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By hotdam
Re: chest

Have you taken medication for your anxiety and panic? have you discussed this with your Dr? I get the little pains in my chest also but its been recent, I have had this problem for over a year been...
Board: Anxiety 06-15-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,161
Posted By hotdam
I think it is rearing its head this time the symptoms are different

Please tell me if this is anxiety back, before my symptoms were palms sweating, instrusive thoughts about my heart like I am going to have a heart attack, I have had all the tests doen and all is ok....
Board: Anxiety 06-07-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By hotdam
Re: Been a while since I have been here need help please

Went and seen my Dr yesterday, he gave me refills on my Xanax. I guess I will stick to the Xanax for a while and see how it goes. I will keep you posted. Just wish I could lose the 40 lbs I gained...
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