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panic and depression !!

Posted by alison on April 6, 1999, at 0:47:30

I am 25 and living in Australia. I suffer from panic attacks
and a constant feeling of dread in my gut.
I have been experiencing this gradually worsening over the last 5-6 years.
I have previously been on Aropax (paxil) for approx. 1.5 years.
And I found the improvement excellent .... except for the shocking weight gain
and tiredness beyond belief !!! I then proceeded to get off these (20mg) and
was feeling good
the weight just dropped off me and I was finally able to feel awake !!!
I then experienced a bad patch of stress and the attacks came back worse.
It got to the point where I could hardly leave the house due also to agrophobia.
I was put on xanax and this caused me to get depressed to the point of suicide attempts.
I was so desperate to get out of this, what I thought was impending INSANITY !!!
I then changed Doctors and was prescribed Zoloft instead. Which has
gradually increased to 200mg daily. I am getting some relief from this,
it has been approx. 3-4 months now. I still feel quite panicky but at least the
depression hes lifted. I am now having feelings of unreality all the time though,
I find this to be absolutely terrifying. It is hard to judge whether I am
dreaming or not.
Please could someone offer some advice? Would counselling help me?
I am at the end of my patience with this !!!




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