Anxiety, Panic and Depression disorders
I am 76 and have been suffering from anxiety and panic disorders almost all of my life. I am seeing a Psychiatrist at the moment and he has me on Prozac 60 mg per day, Clonazepam 3.5 mg at night and 30 mg of Remeron at night. With the Clonazepam, I find my legs are very restless and I rub the sheets when I am sleeping. I don’t believe either Clonazepam or Remeron are really helping me. Although I must say my depression is much better now. I am trying to get off both of these drugs with the Dr’s. help. I will continue to take the Prozac at this dosage until I am told otherwise. I tried to get off it also., but the panic and anxiety came back like a dragon. My depression is pretty good at the moment, although I do have days when I am really down and feel like I no one understands me. My anxiety is my biggest problem. I panic or get anxious about almost everything. I feel faint, light-headed, get heart palpitations and just want to get outside in the fresh air and run around. I am really bad with this and have gotten worse over the years. Does anyone have this same problem? I am alone a lot which doesn’t help the situation. I am happily married, but my husband does not understand me at all. He says I am always anticipating stuff to happen that never does. I am also afraid of the dark and suffer terribly from claustrophobia, which causes me great stress sometimes. I would appreciate any comments from anyone about this. I gave myself the name happyat76 because I love to think of myself this way, but it is not the truth.