Posted by Ritch on August 13, 2002, at 12:00:54
In reply to Re: Sabotaging Myself - Pls Help! » Ritch, posted by LLL on August 13, 2002, at 9:40:40
> I use xanax. However, the sedation I was feeling was just exacerbated by the xanax and then I'd end up feeling more anxious about it all. I decided not to take any Parnate today because I feel I can't stand how I was feeling. I do have situational panic, however, things like this set me into a whirlwind of 24 hr/day high anxiety/near panic feeling. I'd almost rather deal with a panic attack and get it over with than deal with this continuous anxiety I'm now feeling. Stopping the Parnate abruptly I'm sure will only make it worse!
> I'm feeling pretty hopeless because I respond so anxiously to the SSRI's (spontaneous and continuous panic). Plus my panic disorder makes me anxious over taking anything that I can't just decide to "get out of my body" when I feel like it.
Have you ever tried any Klonopin? I have tried Xanax in the past and it worked Ok, but wore off too fast and I would get rebound anxiety from it that could be viscious (when it withdrew). Klonopin hangs around a long time, that's true. I am down to just .25mg at bedtime, now. I am thinking about Ativan (lorazepam) as an alternative PRN benzo because it is somewhat intermediate acting (not too short, not too long).