Anxiety: bouts of nervousness, dry flushing and nausea

Posted by annedodrill44 @annedodrill44, Jan 16, 2018

I have been experiencing intense bouts of nervousness, dry flushing and nausea for months. These “spells” come on quickly and pass quickly. They happen a few times a week, which doesn’t sound like a big deal. But this feeling is so frightening! I’ve had heart, blood and urine testing. Everything comes back “normal”. I am a fit 70-year-old woman, so I can’t blame this on hormones! I’ll be at Mayo for my annual physical next month thank goodness. If my symptoms have a name, they’ll know it!! In the meantime, I’d appreciate hearing from anyone who has similar issues!

Sure would be nice to not always be tied in knots within. Antidepressants increased my dark thoughts and had me doing and saying things I normally would not. Yup, we are all different. My medication is art and at times this does not help. Have been in one a funk for a long time. Anxiety reigns supreme in this dark world. Enough negativity.

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I do agree with you 100% about some psychiatrist not being the right one for you. So far my first visit went really well and she told me if I felt she was not helping me there were others in the practice that may be better for me. No hard feelings would be felt. We seemed to hit it off pretty well so hoping my follow up visits go just as well with her. So I ask what CBT is. I don’t think I am familiar with this. Thank you. I started on the last of the Lyrica today taking a 50mg capsule and halving it, by late afternoon all the withdrawal symptoms hit big time just as they did when I started coming off the 300mg. I was like holy crap here I go again when I thought I was getting better. Tomorrow starts four months off all these horrible debilitating feelings. Thanks for listening

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@cdcc

I’ve seeked a psychiatrist to help me I can’t live like this. I’m on a very low dose of Ativan because mornings damn near kill me. I hate being around people for fear of it hitting and them looking at me like what the bells wrong with you. Anxiety, panic and depression is not fun and a hard way of living

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I tried taking an Ativan at night to see if I had no morning anxiety…that was a no go, still awoke with it. Damn sucks! I’ll ask my psychiatrist next week when I see her maybe she will have an answer for it because I surely don’t!

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@cdcc

I do agree with you 100% about some psychiatrist not being the right one for you. So far my first visit went really well and she told me if I felt she was not helping me there were others in the practice that may be better for me. No hard feelings would be felt. We seemed to hit it off pretty well so hoping my follow up visits go just as well with her. So I ask what CBT is. I don’t think I am familiar with this. Thank you. I started on the last of the Lyrica today taking a 50mg capsule and halving it, by late afternoon all the withdrawal symptoms hit big time just as they did when I started coming off the 300mg. I was like holy crap here I go again when I thought I was getting better. Tomorrow starts four months off all these horrible debilitating feelings. Thanks for listening

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@cdcc

CBT is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I should be able to tell you more about it, but I’m still under the influence of the flu. It’s been helpful for me, dealing with depression anxiety PTSD and suicidal ideation.

Jim

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Sorry to hear you have the flu. When your feeling better and up to it please expand on the CBT. Thanks

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@parus

@ccdc I know this feeling. I scare myself at times. Mornings are the worse for some reason. Therapy in the past was a disaster as I believed the threats of some seriously disturbed professionals. I advocate for myself now. Just because someone is a professional does not always mean they are ethical. Do your homework. There are good therapists. They are hard to find. If you are not comfortable with one then find another. No one knows “you” as you yourself do. I do hope you can get some help. CBT has helped the most and the other therapists I had did not teach thus. I knew more about their lives than they did mine. The things you mentioned are real. Everyone deserves some quality of life. Keep us posted as you can.

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I just started seeing a new psychiatrist,i agree just because someones in a professional position,doesn’t mean there going to have Respect for you! First time meeting,he doubted how Stressed i am.I come to the doctor for help its very hard to get doubted and not listened too and judgements passed on me.I also felt i had to beg for some medicine for my bad anxiety,which i had no medicine or help with in a longtime.Why is it this way?

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@cdcc

Sorry to hear you have the flu. When your feeling better and up to it please expand on the CBT. Thanks

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@cdcc — you may find these Mayo Clinic resources on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) useful:

http://mayocl.in/2FKDy7q (overview of CBT)

http://mayocl.in/2E4du6L (Q&A about CBT)

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@parus

@ccdc I know this feeling. I scare myself at times. Mornings are the worse for some reason. Therapy in the past was a disaster as I believed the threats of some seriously disturbed professionals. I advocate for myself now. Just because someone is a professional does not always mean they are ethical. Do your homework. There are good therapists. They are hard to find. If you are not comfortable with one then find another. No one knows “you” as you yourself do. I do hope you can get some help. CBT has helped the most and the other therapists I had did not teach thus. I knew more about their lives than they did mine. The things you mentioned are real. Everyone deserves some quality of life. Keep us posted as you can.

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Hi, @strongbutterfly — I am sorry you felt doubted by your new physician and as if you had to beg for medication for your anxiety. That must be terribly frustrating.

I am thinking that perhaps some other members who have talked about facing anxiety might have some thoughts on this situation you faced with getting some help: @gelebito, @amberpep, @gman007, @underedwardstale2018 and @arachel.

In the end, were you prescribed some medication or talk therapy for your anxiety?

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@parus

@ccdc I know this feeling. I scare myself at times. Mornings are the worse for some reason. Therapy in the past was a disaster as I believed the threats of some seriously disturbed professionals. I advocate for myself now. Just because someone is a professional does not always mean they are ethical. Do your homework. There are good therapists. They are hard to find. If you are not comfortable with one then find another. No one knows “you” as you yourself do. I do hope you can get some help. CBT has helped the most and the other therapists I had did not teach thus. I knew more about their lives than they did mine. The things you mentioned are real. Everyone deserves some quality of life. Keep us posted as you can.

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I was put on Wellbutrin 3 weeks ago. For 3-4 days I felt better. After that I starting getting worse. I’m in such a horrible place that I’m scared. I’m afraid I’ll never get my old happy self back. I’m failing my family and it kills me. I try to put on like I’m great but I’m not really good at it. I know my husband would love to have his wife back. Has anyone else had this problem with Wellbutrin? What do I do?

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@parus

@ccdc I know this feeling. I scare myself at times. Mornings are the worse for some reason. Therapy in the past was a disaster as I believed the threats of some seriously disturbed professionals. I advocate for myself now. Just because someone is a professional does not always mean they are ethical. Do your homework. There are good therapists. They are hard to find. If you are not comfortable with one then find another. No one knows “you” as you yourself do. I do hope you can get some help. CBT has helped the most and the other therapists I had did not teach thus. I knew more about their lives than they did mine. The things you mentioned are real. Everyone deserves some quality of life. Keep us posted as you can.

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Hi @strongbutterfly. I have had problems recently with my psych and his willingness to try something different as I have been on the same basic meds for my anxiety and depression for a very long time and never get past “just getting by”. I am sorry you were doubted; it is ridiculous to have to endure more anxiety to get help for your anxiety. Have you been on it long enough to notice any effects? I know they say 10-14 days, but I have usually noticed a difference sooner, but that may just be placebo effect. If you prefer not to say, please don’t feel like you should, but since I am looking to try something different, I would be interested to know what you started on? I also read your post from last November and I am currently reading a book that has been somewhat beneficial called “Mindfulness:Finding Peace in a Frantic World. If you check it out, I would love your comments. Take care and I pray the new med works very well.

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@parus

@ccdc I know this feeling. I scare myself at times. Mornings are the worse for some reason. Therapy in the past was a disaster as I believed the threats of some seriously disturbed professionals. I advocate for myself now. Just because someone is a professional does not always mean they are ethical. Do your homework. There are good therapists. They are hard to find. If you are not comfortable with one then find another. No one knows “you” as you yourself do. I do hope you can get some help. CBT has helped the most and the other therapists I had did not teach thus. I knew more about their lives than they did mine. The things you mentioned are real. Everyone deserves some quality of life. Keep us posted as you can.

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@kdo087. I have been taking wellbutrin for probably 15 years now and it is one of the oldest antidepressants/anxiety meds out there, but no one reacts the same to every med. If so, there would not be about a dozen classes of medicines for treating anxiety and depression and probably 100+ different meds in those classes. Most labels for this type of medication will warn that it may take 7 to 10 or 14 days before they are completely active in your system, but it could be working on you sooner. I would expect your doctor to recommend a little more time before stopping and trying something else, but if you have any, read closely, ANY, thoughts of harming yourself or someone else, you need to call and tell your doctors office that and get someone to pay attention. This is not about your husband, children, boss, other family, etc…, it is about you and getting you better and then the other will fall in place. Please stay in touch, let us know how you are doing, and if you change meds or feel this one working better for you.

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@parus

@ccdc I know this feeling. I scare myself at times. Mornings are the worse for some reason. Therapy in the past was a disaster as I believed the threats of some seriously disturbed professionals. I advocate for myself now. Just because someone is a professional does not always mean they are ethical. Do your homework. There are good therapists. They are hard to find. If you are not comfortable with one then find another. No one knows “you” as you yourself do. I do hope you can get some help. CBT has helped the most and the other therapists I had did not teach thus. I knew more about their lives than they did mine. The things you mentioned are real. Everyone deserves some quality of life. Keep us posted as you can.

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Thank you. I’m going to my regular dr tomorrow and hope to get some answers. This has to end.

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@parus

@ccdc I know this feeling. I scare myself at times. Mornings are the worse for some reason. Therapy in the past was a disaster as I believed the threats of some seriously disturbed professionals. I advocate for myself now. Just because someone is a professional does not always mean they are ethical. Do your homework. There are good therapists. They are hard to find. If you are not comfortable with one then find another. No one knows “you” as you yourself do. I do hope you can get some help. CBT has helped the most and the other therapists I had did not teach thus. I knew more about their lives than they did mine. The things you mentioned are real. Everyone deserves some quality of life. Keep us posted as you can.

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The doctor put me on Wellbutrin to stop smoking. I felt good at first then started feeling bad and then turned out I started to have suicidal thoughts. I was so scared. The best thing to do is stop immediately and tell your doctor. Take care!

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@ccdc I know this feeling. I scare myself at times. Mornings are the worse for some reason. Therapy in the past was a disaster as I believed the threats of some seriously disturbed professionals. I advocate for myself now. Just because someone is a professional does not always mean they are ethical. Do your homework. There are good therapists. They are hard to find. If you are not comfortable with one then find another. No one knows “you” as you yourself do. I do hope you can get some help. CBT has helped the most and the other therapists I had did not teach thus. I knew more about their lives than they did mine. The things you mentioned are real. Everyone deserves some quality of life. Keep us posted as you can.

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That used to be the preferred medication to help people with the anxiety of quitting smoking. As an aside, it was actually developed for soldiers going into battle before WWII (I think) to take away their fear. Was not supposed to increase their risk-taking, but simply allow them to do what they had been trained to do when nerves were frayed. I thought most docs started with Chantix as a smoking cessation drug these days. I tried every drug and “gimmick” (I mean no ill will if a staple in your ear worked for you) available that I could find. Wellbutrin, Chantix, Hypnosis (both group and 1-on1), CBT, etc…and finally quit when my wife stopped giving hugs because she was so allergic to the odor on my clothing. There were other factors involved, but that one alone was all the motivation I needed. I will talk to anyone struggling with cessation because I want everyone to get all of the support they need. Anyone with things that helped them get off the nicotine or their own insights, please share them.

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@parus

@ccdc I know this feeling. I scare myself at times. Mornings are the worse for some reason. Therapy in the past was a disaster as I believed the threats of some seriously disturbed professionals. I advocate for myself now. Just because someone is a professional does not always mean they are ethical. Do your homework. There are good therapists. They are hard to find. If you are not comfortable with one then find another. No one knows “you” as you yourself do. I do hope you can get some help. CBT has helped the most and the other therapists I had did not teach thus. I knew more about their lives than they did mine. The things you mentioned are real. Everyone deserves some quality of life. Keep us posted as you can.

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Hello!!Thats odd your doctor won’t just add a add on for you.And you’ve been with him how long?It’s definitely frustrating,let alone the illness itself.Sounds like you just need a add on.Im trying cymbalta this time,I have really bad anxiety with depression.I have a hard time sticking to the meds.I get frustrated if they don’t work,i dont like the way they make me feel,dont want togain weight.I hate miserable migraines from the side effects.I kinda have no choice anymore.Yeah,i’ll have to check that book out!!I like suggestions.Thank you for your help and kind words.

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