Posted by HopeNotLost on November 22, 2002, at 21:39:39
In reply to Re: Nardil gone; surprising new med to try, posted by utopizen on November 22, 2002, at 21:16:44
I certainly don't know all there is to know about meds and treatments for anxiety disorders, but I DO know that if I took desoxyn, I'd be on the ceiling. Or cowering in a corner, depending on the day. :)
As it is, I always feel like the world is too 'sharp', if that makes any sense at all, and I just feel like I'm always on the verge of sensory overload. Too much light, not enough light. Too many people, too 'alone'. But always, always, I feel weak. Humiliating, to say the least. It's a daily struggle to find that happy medium. But I'm a consummate actress. My doc says if he didn't know I had panic disorder, he'd never 'know'. I work hard not to let on what's happening because I don't want people to pity me or think I'm weak or incapable. Anyway, Nardil works for me - I found myself driving places and doing things I hadn't done in a LONG time - without really thinking about it. That, in turn, led to decreased stress and anxiety about life overall.
I'm gearing myself up to start back on the Gabitril at 1 mg on Wednesday evening. I'll have a long weekend to start working it through my system and get an idea of how it's going to go. *sigh* I dread it. Contrary to you and your world, taking a new drug is more excitement than I need or want!