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Anxiety board


hi everyone my name is kelly, i have been trying to decide which board to post on because my symptoms and situation actually fall under multiple boards. anxiety right now seems to be the biggest problem, so i chose this one to start (lucky you guys)...and thanks in advance because i'm not sure where this is going....

here are the basics...
1) i started drinking when i was 13 and am a recovering alcoholic (10 yrs sober by the grace of God) drank for 17 yrs heavily (addiction and recovery board)
2)since 15 or so have battled depression and started antidepressents about that age (depression board)
3) i suffer chronic pain due to gynecological issues and will for the rest of my life which is controlled at this time with the narcotic Norco (pain management)

anyway i figured the more background the better chance you guys can help me get through what is happening now....
i went to school 3 yrs ago and graduated last summer...it stressed me out so badly i ended up on blood pressure meds. toward the end..and had multiple times where i just broke down crying due to the pressure of exams and check-offs etc. i just don't handle pressure well...i was wanted to quit so many times by made it through.... anyway...my first job was a terrible experience and i ended up walking out...after 3 mos. they have since dissolved their company it was so bad...in april i began a job ...and it is a nightmare.....mass chaos...no mangagment communication...they recently changed to 12 hr shifts from 8 so i'm there 15 hrs. by the time everything is done...i'm a brand new graduated so i'm still trying to do everything "the right way" and am having a hard time dealing with "the short cuts" the other staff takes...so i'm always behind...anyway enough of the sob story information....

heres my question...i have been going to my Dr every 2 weeks since i had a breakdown at work about 1 month ago...crying hysterically to the point of sobbing and hyperventilation....first visit he added buspar for anxiety,(because i've been having spells where i swear i'm having a heartattack due to the pressure in my chest and its almost like i have to think to breath)...
i haven't been able to fall asleep (skipping aroung here) for the last 2 years because my brain WILL NOT shut off and everything just keeps spinning through my mind so i'm on ambien...Dr. added amitriptyline to current ambien...now i sleep a few hours at least

and put my on "Pristiq" for depression


i was scheduled to work wed and called off...because when i get ready to go...its as if i physically cannot...i get sick to my stomach and can't breath...

back to the Dr. yesterday...now started me on AMBILIFY ...and took me off work for 1 week then i see him again...I AM SO SCARED...he says he feels i either had or am having a nervous breakdown...but that i also my be bipolar??? i'm so confused???and scared and nervous...oh also i was wondering i anyone has ever felt "disassociation" its almost like at times when i talk its really loud and sometimes i feel like i'm sort of watching my life like i'm there but not really??? ok i'll shut up, if you have ques please ask...if anyone can even relate it would help me soooo much....thanks for listening...kel
awww rudiraven,
thank you...just to know i'm not alone...someone answered...
to answer you question. and for to clarify for anyone else that may see my post...i go to a GP...same one for 25 yrs...he went through the whole alcohol battle with me and i give him a huge part of the credit for my being sober (and alive) today...so yes we are watching the pain meds. very closely...i physically couldn't stand or make it through a day them however, alcohol was my drug of choice so yes with my hx. its a concern but not a huge part of any of this...i also wanted to let you all know my meds because now you scared me...about some adding to anxiety...i take ziac (blood pressure) norco (pain) buspar (anxiety) Pristiq, amitriptyline at night and ambien at night and as of yesterday Ambilify. thanks again, kel
hi everyone,
thanks for all the replies and suggestions..i really do feel like i am losing my mind...i just kind of wander through the days...even when i was at work (dangerous) i was functioning but my mind wasn't really there.

wangela67...i had been on lexapro for 3yrs and may 20, he took me off lexapro and started the Pristiq from one straight to the other...i even ask the pharmacist when i picked it up about stopping one and starting the other and she said i should be fine since they are the same type of drug...

anyway...i have been anything but fine since...so i have been on Pristiq and buspar (same day) since may 20...and started ambilify yesterday...

also my memory is shot...i am forgetting things that i wouldn't usually forget.
is ambilify for bi-polar or depression? i'm going to look it up now...haven't had a chance till now...from what he (Dr) explained it is more mood swing..which i do have quite badly.
also someone mentioned a benzo...which med is that...i was most concerned about the opiate of Norco ...maybe i'm watching the wrong drug...see ..i just get to rambling and my mind goes so fast, i just have to stop...you all are helping...thank you so much...i appreciate it..and i hope i didn't get anyone in trouble . i didn't read the posting rules before i started...i apoligize...thanks again kel