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Re: anxiety does this? daizy

Posted by mikal on January 13, 2003, at 14:42:37

In reply to anxiety does this?, posted by daizy on January 13, 2003, at 12:54:29

> have been off effexor for few weeks as it didnt work for me, but everyday I feel more and more distanced from reality. Was told I had bad anxiety, but i feel totally weird and would like some opinions before I decide to go back to the emergency docs,(ie..I dont want to make a fool out of myself if it is just anxiety)
> I cant stand to be around people, I hide in my room, and cant even speak to my mum. Not because they scare me, but because I scare myself with the things that I say and the sound of my own voice.I get scared to look in the mirror as it feel like the person Im looking at isnt actually me. I shake constantly, as if im cold when Im not. I feel like im in space somewhere its totally weird. My mind just wont stop thinking stupid thoughts like someone's after me, and bad things..... I just keep feeling like Im on a bad acid trip, Paranoid, Anxious, Seeing things and Spacey.(stuck in a nightmare) but It feels familiar, like Ive felt like it before(but I havnt) These symptoms get worse at nightfall, I get about an hour of relief when I wake up, before they start again..... Is there any meds that will stop this? I feel like Im fighting with myself so hard to stop me from doing something mad

Hey Daizy,

I don't know what to prescribe as far as meds. I just went on Luxapro a couple a dayz ago. It's my first Panic/Anxiety drug. So it's wait and see.

But as far as my symptoms go, I really do feel your confusion. My real difficulties seem to start just before bedtime. I can be watching TV and it feels as if I'm being pulled inside of my self, as though I'm looking out through a pair of eyes that I'm not exactly sure are mine. I feel very detatched and unable to express much of anything, due probably to the fact I'm just trying to hold it together. I haven't had much in the way of seeing things, but I feel extremely light headed, very cloudy, and of course my heart is pounding in my ears and speeding like a train.

It's very un-nerving. I can only say that I'm trying to get help. Who knows if this drug will help. I just have to remember that I still have good moments. There not all filled with terror.

I'll let you know as well as everyone else how Luxapro helps me.

Thank you.




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