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Feeling like poop myself II

Posted by ednababish on April 5, 2004, at 10:43:04

In reply to Re: Now I feel like poop, posted by mystic on April 2, 2004, at 16:31:37

Dear Folks,
I have a couple of questions about increasing. I am not feeling fantastic, but more importantly I have been having some anxiety problems lately. I am still at 15mgs, but have been cleared for 20 if I need them. I was prescribed lexapro for anxiety and panic with depression. I had a panic episode--my first since august--in my evening class Weds. I lost my train of thought and then a wave of adreneline hit me: the lights got brighter, my stomach turned over and I felt like you do when you've almost been in a wreck--shaky and disoriented and woozy. Two factors worth mentioning: I take 50 mgs trazodone for pain mangement but have halved my dose because it makes me too groggy and it's hard to wake up. I had been using the birth control patch, but I had odd side effects like thickening, oily hair, bloating and gas, and headaches, so now I'm taking my first pack of a pill. I was mid-cycle when this happened. I have been more irritable than usual, but with good reason--massive stacks to grade before a conference on Thursday, packing to do, a husband working overtime as I try to get this all done, and while he is home he's taking on all of these monumental (and non-essential) tasks that preclude the child care I need for him to cover while I try to get all my ducks in a row. Then I will be staying with my mentor and also my closest friend from graduate school who gets on my nerves not just a little. And the conference, which I am not completely ready for, is in New Orleans, where I've never been and I hate going places on my own that I am not familiar with although I do it very well. SO my question is this: how do you know when you are ready to increase? How do you decide what is just situational and what is the underlying disorder? How much do these other factors play into how I feel right now?

Help! Edna




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