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Re: anxiety ed_uk

Posted by corafree on December 1, 2004, at 0:25:44

In reply to Re: anxiety, posted by ed_uk on November 30, 2004, at 14:58:55

Hey, it's winter now, huh?

Glad to find your post here; facing difficulty with sun-up-to-down anxiety and less frequent, panic attacks (prob' because I have been so agoraphobic).

I've sat across from a new P shaking his finger at me, hurrily blurting out unrecognizable words, about my wanting to destroy my life, when I discuss benzos. No, I won't be with him much longer.

I have anxiety, tremors, and panic attacks. PTSD, borderline personality, very agoraphobic lately; am in dialectical behavioral therapy.

Was on Xanax for a long stretch in the past. Then, I decided to get off it and checked in to detox. I did. Well, they took it as a sign of weakness I guess; was really trying to better myself for my now passed away Dad. Since then they've been pushing Klonopin at me, in miniscule amounts, threatening to d.c. any benzo. I belong to a state health program where my chart follows me, and can't afford to go outside it.

Why do you think I have never been offered lorazepam (Ativan)?

I did not abuse either of the priors.

Sounds Ativan is safer and more effective.

Too small a dose of alprazolam (Xanax .5 mg), feels like, triggers panic. And, like you all discuss, clonazepam (Klonopin 2mg x3 day) makes me weary and unable to take care of my ADLs properly.

This P wants me to pick one or the other. Says I cannot be on both.

Klonopin is ineffective for panic. Xanax is ineffective for GAD, as is 'in and out' of my body within an hour. Neither really works. He will not allow me both.

Would be nice to hear back. I see this P for the second to last time Friday!

THANKS, cf

> Hi!
>
> I also find lorazepam less sedating than alprazolam. I've never tried Remeron for anxiety myself but many people have. I presume you've tried an SSRI (... probably lots of them!)
>
> Do you find that the Wellbutrin makes your anxiety worse?
>
> Regards,
> Ed.
>
>


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