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Re: Seroquel - Ambien

Posted by EscherDementian on January 29, 2004, at 2:34:44

In reply to Re: Seroquel - Ambien EscherDementian, posted by Doctor Feel Good on January 28, 2004, at 23:47:49

> That's awful. If Ambien did that to you, then your problems may stem from GABA anomalies.

That's one that hasn't been suggested yet. But then, i'm a bit of a different bird, anyway...

>Perhaps you could look into Gabitril. It is prescribed for epilepsy, but I know of a couple friends who had it prescribed for anxiety, and they are doing quite well. Their anxiety was severe (they thought they were panic attacks).

i no longer have the anxiety that i did when RXed the seroquel (a year and a half ago): my seemingly unreasonable anxiety increased (a precurser you might say) to the eventual release of full blown PTSD terror episodes. i believe that long term unrelenting childhood terror has an effect on the development of the amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus, etc. and causes a burnout that can make fear unrecognizable until one has the adult skills and safety to experience fear and terror. This was the case for me. In my case, the mixed blessing of erroneous RXing and my refusal of more "perscription experiments" is exactly what needed to happen when i began to experience fear, and my childhood experiences began to 'come up to be healed'. It's a rough ride -deeply- and tough work, but The Real Work, nonetheless. ~Genuine 'healing' IF done with a well-trained therapist with a honed and respectable repertoire of experience. (not kidding around: Therapist & Pdoc newbies beware) *whew* still working with the tail end of it.

>Good luck buddy! P.S. Are you currently on other meds, and have u had a physical including a thyroid test?

i could lol for a century if my answer to that question weren't so sad...
At a peak of my terrors (and before i found an appropriate therapist) i made a crisis MD apptmnt and insisted that my doc test full panel thyroid, hormones, liver, etc. AND full physical. i had not slept for 4 days and nights, and in 6 days all the liquid or food i'd been able to get down was 1/2 an orange and 1/2 a protein bar. i was in a state of extreme distress (near hysteria, shaking and frightened, uncontrollably crying) during the appointment & blood draw.
Two days later, some assistant phoned to say "Dr.____ says your test results came back and everything is 'Normal'." One-size-fits-all 'Normal'! My adrenal profile? Hormones? (the test read "female, mid-cycle")
i asked for the results to be mailed to me.
i shared the four pages of results with a Pdoc and began working with an Homeopath/MD (the tests presented an "interesting pattern" that the MDoc seemingly had no clue how to interpret...)

Gosh, sorry for the rantishness.
i rarely write much here anymore, but it seems your questions opened the proverbial can of worms, dear DFG... or as i like to say: Too many kittens for not enough baskets. ;-)

Or maybe i'm just glad to have my brain back,

Thank You for the excerpt and references. Good work!




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