Posted by Michael on March 7, 2000, at 22:24:12
My agoraphobia started in 1989. I have seen shrinks off and on since then. I have gone to speciallty
courses and classes on understanding causes of panic attacks. Since 1989
I have expanded my boundries about 2hrs circumferance, anything
further creates alot of anxiety. I am no longer an agoraphobiac, I
am now a "panic disorder" case. I get anxious very easy,
but I will say that my anxiousness has improved dramatically
from therapy or desensitization. I have taken prozac for
one year, zolft for several months, zanax, and paxil. I always
stopped the medicinal treatment because I wanted to do it on
Well Im 29 years old now and I have a professional job now that I dont want
to loose. So my doctor has suggested that I take Remeron (I have
not started yet). I have never heard of this med before. My symptoms are
that I get extremely nervous when I think that I have to do something
like speak at our ssales meeting. I may have had panics before, but I have
never been known to be shy or scared of speaking or being the center of
attention. Well because of the thought of haveing to speak in front of 14
of my peers has caused my such anxiety every week, I have not shown up to our
weekly sales meetings. I may not even have to talk, but I cant seem to control
my physical reactions. It has now started to cause regression in all the
progress I have made over the past 11 years.
My question is: does Remeron help anxiety or just depression? Has it had
positive results in helping anxiety? Or should I consider another med?
I am a very active man. I train in the martial arts 5 nights a week, and
I train to compete. I train hard, in no holds bar style of fighting (Lions Den
for those who know). So will Remeron get in the way?
I dont want to loose my job...