my anxiety

Posted by happyat76 @happyat76, Feb 25, 2018

Does anyone panic over everything? I have been suffering from anxiety for 50 years or more, but lately, I freak out over every little thing and can’t seem to stop myself. My hearing is getting worse and when I can’t hear something, I get so upset and start panicking. If I have to go out and meet new people, I start panicking. I am not sleeping very well lately and am still taking 60 mg. of Prozac every day. I am going to see my Psychiatrist this coming Wednesday and I hope that he can help me out. I have told him before how I get the shakes so badly sometimes. My whole body trembles for no apparent reason. He hasn’t helped me with a lot of my problems. My mind is always racing, thinking about all kinds of stuff, day and night. Sometimes I go to bed at 9 p.m. and am still awake at 4 a.m. I get up at 9 a.m. so I feel tired all of the time. I feel like I am going crazy sometimes. Any advice or thoughts on this would be very much appreciated. I love to stay in my home and away from people. I have a wonderful husband who doesn’t understand me at all. I love animals much more than people. I am Vegan because of how I feel about the killing of animals. Thanks everyone.

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@parus

@gingerw I no longer feel alone with this. Things are so chaotic I feel guilty for interfering with their chaos. About the only time I go are for the 6 month check-ups. I go for any other reason the guilt is overwhelming for being sick. The thought of going to the doctor causes me so much stress because I know they will want me to take BP medication and seem all in such a panic because it is high. Just writing this comment about BP is stressful.

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@parus Do you have a kit to monitor your BP at home? If there is a condition that is behind the high values, taking it at home at specific times may assist the professionals with a diagnosis. I take mine here at home as needed, and it is always lower, because I am in familiar surroundings. Just the stress of sitting in a waiting room can send it skyrocketing.
Ginger

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@happyat76

Dang, please hang in there. I have suffered with anxiety for most of my life and I am now 76. I have been on so many different meds for anxiety. Right now I am taking 60 mg of Plavix for depression and Trazadone at night to help me sleep. I am always so wound up when I go to bed and can’t sleep. I was taking Romero for sleeping, but I gained about 35 lbs. on it. It did help me sleep though. I was also taking Clonazepam for RLS. I am off it now also as my Psychiatrist told me it causes confusion and memory in older patients. I have been taking Trazadone for only a week, so I do really know if it is going to do anything for me. Dr. says it takes two weeks to get into the system and start working. Dang, believe me, I know too well what you are going through. I think you should see a Psychiatrist. I went through too many therapists who didn’t help me. OBTW, I was also on Xanax for about six months and they helped more than anything. They are however very habit forming so I got off them. Please write back to me if you like. You are not at all alone in this. There are many of us here who suffer with anxiety. I wish you well.

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@happyat76 – I’m 73 and also have suffered for years from anxiety. I’m on meds for it. So I was just looking back on a great day when out of the blue a wave of nervousness, nausea and a sense of doom washed over me. It was so scary that I actually reached for the phone to dial 911. But instead I hopped on Mayo Connect while deep breathing. Talking to all of you has my mind turned in a better direction so I’m calming down. But frightening how quickly I go from good to bad!

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@gingerw

@parus Do you have a kit to monitor your BP at home? If there is a condition that is behind the high values, taking it at home at specific times may assist the professionals with a diagnosis. I take mine here at home as needed, and it is always lower, because I am in familiar surroundings. Just the stress of sitting in a waiting room can send it skyrocketing.
Ginger

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@gingerw No I do not have a BP kit. I have thought of doing so. It was up yesterday. While I was waiting in the exam room I sat and worked on a drawing. At the end of the exam she took my BP again and it was down by 10 points. Also having thyroid level issues so that was also discussed and we are tweaking the dose again. No BP med at this time. Yippee!

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@parus

@gingerw No I do not have a BP kit. I have thought of doing so. It was up yesterday. While I was waiting in the exam room I sat and worked on a drawing. At the end of the exam she took my BP again and it was down by 10 points. Also having thyroid level issues so that was also discussed and we are tweaking the dose again. No BP med at this time. Yippee!

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@parus I recently got into a new-to-me craft of Zentangle. And find my anxiety levels on the day's I make time for that, go way down. Yesterday's appt with the Dr showed that, after two hours of drawing. But I do keep a BP kit nearby in case.
Ginger

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@happyat76

Dang, please hang in there. I have suffered with anxiety for most of my life and I am now 76. I have been on so many different meds for anxiety. Right now I am taking 60 mg of Plavix for depression and Trazadone at night to help me sleep. I am always so wound up when I go to bed and can’t sleep. I was taking Romero for sleeping, but I gained about 35 lbs. on it. It did help me sleep though. I was also taking Clonazepam for RLS. I am off it now also as my Psychiatrist told me it causes confusion and memory in older patients. I have been taking Trazadone for only a week, so I do really know if it is going to do anything for me. Dr. says it takes two weeks to get into the system and start working. Dang, believe me, I know too well what you are going through. I think you should see a Psychiatrist. I went through too many therapists who didn’t help me. OBTW, I was also on Xanax for about six months and they helped more than anything. They are however very habit forming so I got off them. Please write back to me if you like. You are not at all alone in this. There are many of us here who suffer with anxiety. I wish you well.

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I made some mistakes in posting this about my problem. I take Plavix for thinning my blood, not for depression. I take Prozac for depression and I take Remeron, not Romero for sleeping. I want everyone to know that I am not taking Prozac, nor Remeron at the moment and I am doing pretty good. I am using CBD oil and it has helped me greatly.

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@happyat76 Wow, you have a lot to deal with! Since you’re seeing the doc on Wednesday, start now and write things in a notebook that you can take with. Write what you were feeling, what happened yesterday and today. Date it. Then write about today, tomorrow write about tomorrow. Keep a list each day. It’s better to go to doc prepared! Write down any questions you might have and put down the answers in your notebook.
I’ll keep thinking of things from my days as a nurse.

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@happyat76

I made some mistakes in posting this about my problem. I take Plavix for thinning my blood, not for depression. I take Prozac for depression and I take Remeron, not Romero for sleeping. I want everyone to know that I am not taking Prozac, nor Remeron at the moment and I am doing pretty good. I am using CBD oil and it has helped me greatly.

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@happyat76: how is CBD oil taken? Rubbed on skin? Ingested?

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@danybegood1

This is my Wookie. That's his very first baby name. I hope it shows up because he has helped me so much. He deserves to have a picture here. Dany

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Thinking of you today as I look at the cute picture of your little Wookie dog, @danybegood1. Wondering how you and he are doing?

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@danybegood1

This is my Wookie. That's his very first baby name. I hope it shows up because he has helped me so much. He deserves to have a picture here. Dany

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@danybegood1 Hi Dany:
It has been some time since you last posted on Connect. I hope you are doing well. I'd love to hear from you again.

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