Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 837892

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final options coming for anxiety medications

Posted by Sky Brite Line on July 3, 2008, at 19:08:54

My doctor and i where talking about Xanax usage in the day when i cannot take stress anymore without having a trance like state, not feeling what im doing is real. Its almost like a dream, its scary because is it reality?

The only thing i experience is tingling and i feel i cannot handle stress because if i stay as "me". If i was in the marines.......0h my god. Never, ever having a time to rest. I would spit.

Anyways, its just hard going through the day not knowing when too much is too much. Plus the abnormalness i feel socially.

Anyways, i told him Seroquel was horrible at night. He put me on something called Rozerem. He did say, if i contined to have anxiety during the day, which he think im having partial siezures, to acute siezures Im not, its severe anxiety.

I would have an EHG, The only thing he would prescibe Amobarbital 60mg capules for anxiety and sieuzres if sieuzures are taking place. Which i seriously doubt.

But the Rozerem is........im sorry its weak properties, i lay awake at night not knowing how to get to sleep.

Whats going on?

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications

Posted by dbc on July 3, 2008, at 19:22:08

In reply to final options coming for anxiety medications, posted by Sky Brite Line on July 3, 2008, at 19:08:54

> My doctor and i where talking about Xanax usage in the day when i cannot take stress anymore without having a trance like state, not feeling what im doing is real. Its almost like a dream, its scary because is it reality?
>

This is called depersonalization usually. Its not an abnormal defense mechanism against anxiety and stress. You just lose yourself and feel like you're wandering in a dream.

If i get stuck in stressful places like say a bus or talking to my psychologist for more than a half hour this kicks in hard for me. Suprisingly despite the fact that there isnt a thought in my head and my personality has gone somewhere else i can still carry on a conversation and make sense to the other person when its really not making sense to me.

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications

Posted by johnj on July 3, 2008, at 22:50:06

In reply to Re: final options coming for anxiety medications, posted by dbc on July 3, 2008, at 19:22:08

What you are describing is very common. I almost get sort of a floating feeling with some dizziness. It is always when I am stressed and can be bad when talking with people. I know it will not kill me so I just go with it. I later wonder if I had made sense but I know I must have as everyone seems fine with what went on. It also makes it hard for me to read when this happens. The funny thing is when I don't let it bothter me I calm down. When I think that I may be going crazy it just gives fuel to the feeling. Try not to worry as it is just an anxiety response.

johnj

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications

Posted by Merge on July 4, 2008, at 14:14:34

In reply to final options coming for anxiety medications, posted by Sky Brite Line on July 3, 2008, at 19:08:54

About the Rozerem...I have terrible insomnia and the one night I took Rozerem, I lay awake all night and did not sleep AT ALL.

I see a sleep specialist and she said that in her experience, Rozerem has either worked very well for her patients or not at all. You may fall in the "doesn't work at all" category. If you're not sleeping well, it goes without saying that is stressful in itself, plus being tired magnifies all of your daytime anxieties.

I have been taking Buspar for about 2 years, for anxiety. It's different than something like Xanax that you take as needed - I take Buspar twice a day, every day, and it took about a month before I felt any reduction in anxiety. I'm not sure that it's working as well now as it did when I first started taking it, but it might be an option for you.

I hope you feel better soon.

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications

Posted by Sky Brite Line on July 4, 2008, at 17:00:39

In reply to Re: final options coming for anxiety medications, posted by dbc on July 3, 2008, at 19:22:08

pain, or stress to a certain extent. I litterly dont know if im in a dream, its like part of my brain shut "off".

There are things i cant talk about but, when it happens, memory loss, i have retrack everywhere i've been and check the time. That's scary.

I think its because im too hard on myself about everyday simple things. And think inaquate. I need help from people, but the only help is switching.

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications

Posted by Sky Brite Line on July 4, 2008, at 17:03:58

In reply to Re: final options coming for anxiety medications, posted by johnj on July 3, 2008, at 22:50:06

thanks so much....the advice. But i cant just go up someone and say "please help me!"

Being alone and being in distress is the worst. I do role playing alot of being diffrent people to handle a diffrent sitation.

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications

Posted by Sky Brite Line on July 4, 2008, at 17:16:40

In reply to Re: final options coming for anxiety medications, posted by Merge on July 4, 2008, at 14:14:34

Yea....Rozerem is really not a sleeping pill, its almost a manufactured pill that makes you feel sleepy, but not being able to to sleep. Stupid 50$ when i could have bought Meletonin.

I was on Restoril for sleep, my doctor took me off it. I dont know why but he doenst approve of it in his practice. Bupsar....yea its a seronoin agonist, which it makes serotonin come out to regulate moods, and anxiety. Ill give it a try, right now im being ripped off almost all my old medications.

Xanax is a lifesaver, Xanax is less intoxicating and treats anxiety better, i've taken it for years.

I'll ask about bu-spar.

Thanks....\

Sky Line

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications Sky Brite Line

Posted by Phillipa on July 5, 2008, at 12:27:38

In reply to Re: final options coming for anxiety medications, posted by Sky Brite Line on July 4, 2008, at 17:16:40

It almost sounds like your anxiety reaches such a hight level it's possible you do depersonalize some. Phillipa

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications

Posted by Sky Brite Line on July 5, 2008, at 14:20:17

In reply to Re: final options coming for anxiety medications Sky Brite Line, posted by Phillipa on July 5, 2008, at 12:27:38

when reality hurts to where no one has compassion, i sit and tell myself "there going to be a tommorow"

I just turn on inspirational music and listen to the encouraging message of the song. I can't accept that i'm someone who can't handle reality, and I frutrate many people, because of many things.

When reality comes down to point zero, this is the only place a can go besdides reading God's word. I dress nicer, and think better things i can achieve. Right now i know i can't, mentally i cant. But i just believe, intead of seeing life lonilness. I no longer hate my life, because i've accepted who i am. And i know that i can become better, it just like a malfunction car that needs to tweaked for a while.

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications Sky Brite Line

Posted by yxibow on July 6, 2008, at 2:42:35

In reply to Re: final options coming for anxiety medications, posted by Sky Brite Line on July 4, 2008, at 17:00:39

> pain, or stress to a certain extent. I litterly dont know if im in a dream, its like part of my brain shut "off".

It sounds like depersonalization/dissassociation to a degree, but I wouldn't rule out a medication or psychological induced situation.

>
> There are things i cant talk about but, when it happens, memory loss, i have retrack everywhere i've been and check the time. That's scary.


It sounds like, possibly, the Xanax has begun to affect short term memory. But I wouldn't rule out psychological/psychodynamic reasons too.


I can relate, I mean, there are things that I am very forgetful about. But you get in schedule by making checklists, putting things you need (keys, wallet, etc) in one place, say by the door, or wherever.


Eventually you might want to start thinking about tapering a bit off the Xanax, but that's something you have to do very carefully, because you could have a rebound of anxiety. And its a catch-22 because the anxiety itself can cause some depersonalization.


> I think its because im too hard on myself about everyday simple things. And think inaquate. I need help from people, but the only help is switching.


Its far too easy, I know myself at least, to fall into a state where you are too hard on yourself. Feelings of inadequacy, lack of self-esteem. Life-building and confidence building therapy and tasks are best to prove to yourself that you are capable.


And I wouldn't rule out psychological testing. Unfortunately most insurance, or wherever you may be, won't pay for that.

- best wishes

Jay

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications

Posted by yxibow on July 6, 2008, at 3:08:46

In reply to Re: final options coming for anxiety medications Sky Brite Line, posted by yxibow on July 6, 2008, at 2:42:35

Also, one augmenter to consider for memory issues might be Namenda (memantine.) Not without some side effects but might be worth a trial.

I'm currently giving it a trial, if that's of any help (yes, projection -- just a thought). Generally the side effects are gastrointestinal and possibly confusion (ironically) although one does have to consider the population tested.

-- tidings

Jay

 

Re: final options coming for anxiety medications yxibow

Posted by Phillipa on July 6, 2008, at 19:14:43

In reply to Re: final options coming for anxiety medications Sky Brite Line, posted by yxibow on July 6, 2008, at 2:42:35

Jay I had pscychological testing and medicare paid for most of it. Love Phillipa


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