Posted by ZeeZee on January 14, 2003, at 13:35:14
In reply to Re: Buspar - is this normal? » ZeeZee, posted by Jackster on January 14, 2003, at 12:10:00
I think my pdoc wants me to try a SSRI with a benzo like you said, buy I'm scared to death! I tried Effexor over the summer and was awakened in sheer terror. This was on one low dose, I never took another one again, but that experience put me in a downward spiral that took months to undo!
I don't know what they could give me to quell the increased panic intially because right now I only trust xanax. I'd have to be in a near stupor for weeks to make it through. In addition, I've become a bit of a pharmacophobe, so I get highly anxious just putting a new med in my mouth - I'm a real pain in the a**!
I'm also fearful of the 20-30lb weight gain that I hear Paxil is so famous for. I'd almost rather gain that by going back on Nardil - at least I know that Nardil worked with no increase in my anxiety symptoms.
You're right about his hard wired thing, which is why it is so frustrating to talk with anyone who hasn't experienced this. Even the books on panic I love to read give me a guilt trip because I can't seem to fully "get it".
If there was a way to surgically remove this disorder I believe I'd sign up right away!
Thanks for your help.