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Re: Stress, Drug Dependence and Dangerous Cocktails

Posted by glenn on January 11, 2003, at 8:27:36

In reply to Stress, Drug Dependence and Dangerous Cocktails, posted by Alara on January 11, 2003, at 1:50:51

Hi Alara,
I do have some understanding of your situation and how horrible it is. I have been there a couple of times. I am also on celexa and xanax, though the xanax is now only very occasionally instead of 2-3 times a week and it has been the best combo for me along with a few additions.
My last experience of dope was 10 years ago when it gave me a week long awful anxiety spell, like a panic attack without any physical symptoms.
I can also get this from too much alcohol so I haven't taken either for 10 years.
It sounds to me like you know what you need to do and there is no reason I know of that the celexa or xanax wont work again, neither have reputations as poopers and if they worked for you before the chances are they will again.
So what if you need the celexa and xanax for a while, diabetics need their insulin, anaemics their iron, if you want to stop taking them after you have stabilised you can try lifestyle changes
and yes cut out the pot!
I now meditate and exercise daily, take a vitamin b supplement and a very good mineral supplement and am only on 20mg celexa. I have virtually cut out xanax and zopiclone and stopped inderal.
This has taken months though and the celexa has helped me do it.
I also always carry a xanax with me, the reassurance it gives me is very helpful, so much so that I haven't had one for 2 months, but I still carry one!
You do sound like you know what needs to be done and what will help, the fears about the job/meds are I think part of the anxiety, I used to go and check that all cigarettes I had smoked were definitely out 2-3 times as I feared starting an inferno. I never did of course but fear ain't logical as I'm sure you know.
Hope you don't think I'm preaching but sometimes certain other people are not good for us, my ex for example, not necessarily through any deliberate action of theirs , however I leave that for you to ponder.
If I can make it beleive me you can alara.

Best wishes





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