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!

@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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Thanks @jimhd. I had a seizure today followed by hallucinations. Scared me to death. I see my dr on Thursday. Thing is I don’t know if I should take it again or should I let her wean me off? Don’t want a repeat of today.

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@parus

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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dear gman and parus, thank you for caring. i am doing better with age. not so many responsibilities now. just trying to work with the old age arthritis pains. but still dancing while sweeping the floors. and keeping the music going. good luck all.

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@parus

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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dear gman, again i thank you and i salute you. you seem to have a good i.q. with much experience and caring for others. yes, i have learned to admire myself for the achievements i have made and the horrors i have overcome. What i think helped me was when i gave birth to my son who was born with a cleft palate and lip. (double). there was so much to be done for so many years to overcome this birth defect. it kept me so busy and i knew he needed me so very much that i had to be so very, very strong. there was much suffering on both our parts but we both overcame. i know god gave him to me because he knew i would love and take care of him. sometimes we do not realize how strong we can be. love to all.

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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, @kdo0827 — terribly sorry to hear you had a seizure and hallucinations today. Even though you are going to see your doctor on Thursday, did you by any chance call her today and let her know about these side effects?

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@kdubois

Hi @annedodrill44, have you started any new medications lately or around the timeframe when these symptoms started?

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Hi, @annedodrill44 — did anything come out during your appointment related to the possible adrenal issues or the Synthroid you were planning to ask about?

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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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@desirea

Hi, Lorraine. Have you talked with your doctor about adding a secondary medication? I did this recently, and it has really helped. I’ve been taking Wellbutrin for 12 years, and the psychiatrist added Remeron because depression seemed to be worsening. Let us know how you’re feeling.

Jim

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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 @jimhd I didn’t think of a secondary medication. Sounds good and I will certainly ask her about it. I’ll mention Remeron, also. Thanks so much Jim.

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@kdubois

Hi @annedodrill44, have you started any new medications lately or around the timeframe when these symptoms started?

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My appointments at Mayo are the week of Feb. 17. I’ll let you know what they say!

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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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thanks @lisalucier for caring. I called the dr who prescribed the Wellbutrin this morning. He told me to quit taking it and to go see my GP to be checked out which I will tomorrow. He also said I shouldn’t have any withdrawals but I’m wondering if I will. If anyone has gone off it cold turkey I’d love to know how you did. I really love being able to be real and know that there are others who truly understand.

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@parus

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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The IQ part is a ruse; I just throw in a few big words every so often. What you just described is way more to celebrate about yourself than what you mentioned previously. I have watched friends with children who have either needed them 24/7 for many t=years and some for all of their lives. I admire and am amazed at people who can be God’s hands and other necessities for these children and still maintain a pretty positive outlook on life. I think you have so very much to give yourself a pat on the back for and always to realize the inner strength you have when faced with any adversity. You certainly have my admiration!

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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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That is very unusual in a psychiatric practice. Even when the person I was seeing was retiring, they would not move me to another in the practice and if it was simply a non-compatibility issue, then switching inside the practice was out of the question. CBT tries to help you learn different ways of thinking about problems or ideas. If you are a negative thinker, like me, it helps you to evaluate situations without judgement until you have evaluated it from different angles. I don’t know if that is the dictionary definition, but it is the one that works for me.

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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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How long have you been taking the Buspiron/Wellbutrin? I would expect no ill effects if just a couple of weeks or so, any longer and I wouldn’t know. Maybe someone else who has discontinued Wellbutrin could offer us some insight or even what they may have done to minimize any effects of discontinuation?

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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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Thanks! I’ve been on it 3 weeks. So far today no withdrawals but I’d think it would take a few days for them to start.

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@kdubois

Hi @annedodrill44, have you started any new medications lately or around the timeframe when these symptoms started?

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I spent the past week at Mayo-Rochester. I consulted with numerous specialists and had a battery of tests, including adrenal, gastro, thyroid … you name it, I had it. All came back normal. My “spells” are less frequent these days, but so unsettling when I do get them. If things get worse, I’ll go back for a CT scan and neuro studies. I am also advised that sometimes there simply is no diagnosis. I have total confidence in the Mayo Clinic and will follow their advice. Thank you for all the support, suggestions and encouragement. I am truly grateful.

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some time ago I was prescribed klonopin for generalized anxiety disorder. thats a story in itself but what I wanted to bring up was does anyone take lyrica for help for their anxiety ? does it help you /

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