Posted by daizy on March 22, 2003, at 11:32:16
In reply to Re: anxiety , stories???????? please, posted by tammy on March 22, 2003, at 10:39:08
> > Do you think the Lex is working or the addition of the Valium ?? I know it's a low dose. I use a low dose benzo and it was the only thing that seemed to work for me. All the SSRI's just made anxiety alot worse - that was my experience. I'm glad things are better for you. Did the anxiety really go away after you added the benzo ??? I just wondered your thoughts.
> just curious does anyone have anxiety that u'r heart rate goes up and down>? can u acutally feel it pounding? i had an echo done, and my pulse went to 189 193 179 then came back down, the echo tech, said are u nervous, i said always..... does everyones else anxiety like this????? im not depressed just a nervous wreck all the time i could feel my heart start to race the moment i think of something.......... my doc gave me effexor xr, and i take ativan.... i should take the ativan more then i do, but i try to tuff it out.... but im wondering now if im toughing it out with my heart, my doc asked me if i really get that anxious for my heart rate to go up that high, i said all the time...... hes going to put a 24hr heart monitor on when i feel im in a stressful situation........... we shall see, but if anyone could share there anxiety stories would be appreciated, thanx........ (oh yeah and i always feel like im having a heartattack) :)
Tammy, I think for your heart rate to go that high it isnt just the anxiety, it may be caused by the effexor..... I got these palputations when I was on effexor, I had the whole medical check thing and my doc took me off it straight away... It is a side effect from the med caused in some people.....