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I really do not know how much more of this I can take. I have lost so much do to this anxiety that is with me from the time I wake up to the time I fall asleep. I can't work, I can't go to the store, I lost my children to my ex husband because of this ---- I am at an all time low. I have 6 wonderful children from the ages of 1 to 14 and not having them just makes things so much worse. I get them every other weekend and do have a great boyfriend that is so very supportive and helps when they are here but they do not understand why mommy is so sick all the time. I take xanax but it does not do to much for me. helps me move around without the feeling like I am going to pass out but that is pretty much it. I have tried paxil but it put me into panic attacks and raised my blood pressure as well as made me gain weight so I went off that 1 year ago and have had nothing other then the xanax since. I am sorry for going on and on but I had to vent and let this out.
So sorry to hear it. I know how you feel, it affects every waking moment of your life, and most people on this board understand too, so just know you're not alone. What kind of symptoms do you have? How is your general health? Are you able to exercise? Do you take vitamins? I have been taking 3 calcium-magnesium supplements three times a day for about a month and it seems to help. Also, someone on this board was talking about L-theanine - its a natural supplement that supposedly works wonders. I haven't tried t but I want to. How much Xanax do you take? You may need to increase your dose for a while if it isn't helping you much. Take care, we all know what you're going through.
Thank you so much for your words. My health as my doctor says as well as many others is perfect. I sure do not feel perfect. My symptoms are the fallowing everyday. I am off balanced with times where the room may spin sort of and I feel like I am going to pass out, my heart races all the time. my normal rate is 80 but alot of times it is 102 to 110. I have had that checked and my heart is fine, I am sore from top to bottom, So tired all the time, I have no appetite at all anymore. I won't eat during the day and the evening i may eat a sandwich but I have to gag that down. I was taking vitimins but then got a kidney stone 2 weeks ago that was removed by surgery on Monday and they said it was from to much vitimins so now I am scared to take them as that was the worse pain I had ever felt in my life. I take .5 of xanax 3 times a day. That is the highest is it not? As far as the other antidepressents I do have lexapro but have not taken it yet in fears of a reaction to it or weight gain. I so do not want to gain any weight. It is so hard to keep going on like {REMOVED}I am 31 and to me that is young and I have so much life to live and yet I can not live it...Gosh I hate this