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Despair -_- is it Anxiety or not?

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  • Posted By: Locke_gb7
  • January 11, 2008
  • 00:28 AM

Good day I went back to the hospital 2 days ago. waited for 7 hours and the doctor did not really look at me in any other point. When she asked me about the paresthesias, she told me to turn on my right and I culd not! and so I started panicing and telling her I cant move and she ran out and told the nurse to give me ativent immediately she said I suffer from a mental illness which is severe anxiety disorder. Next day they sent me out to a psychiatrist. He atlked to me examined me and said overall you are intelligent but you cant seem to control your anxiety even though it is not related toactual events.

Precreibed Colazepam and anti depressant.

But now that I was labeled an anxiety patient no one will look at my other symptoms and blame them all on that !.

I will try everything not to take the antidepressant as they cause me to become lifeless and zombish and I have no life left in me.

My biggest problem remains dryness of mouth/throat during the night

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but the worst has got to be as soon as I lie down, I feel my pulse in the back of my neck and my back, it makes me dizzy. Also I have good lung capacity and perfect oxygen but night and day I keep feeling like my breath jerks around and cuts out now and then. I am behing tested for a stomac problem. But can anyone think of what the symptoms between the asterix could be ?! im so scared I keep feeling like I ill die during the night.
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  • Why don't you give the anti-depressent a month trial? The other drug should relieve some of the anxiety, so relax and see if the other med might help.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 00:27 PM
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  • *********************************************but the worst has got to be as soon as I lie down, I feel my pulse in the back of my neck and my back, it makes me dizzy. Also I have good lung capacity and perfect oxygen but night and day I keep feeling like my breath jerks around and cuts out now and then. I am behing tested for a stomac problem. But can anyone think of what the symptoms between the asterix could be ?! im so scared I keep feeling like I ill die during the night.********************************************* Hi It sounds like Anxiety is playing it's part in your problems, but that is no surprise given that you have such frightning symptoms. I have been through this with the doctors myself. I would say that the docs are treating the Anxiety, which is a side effect of your real problems, rather than looking for the actual problem. The medication may not be a bad idea if you are really struggling to cope with your Anxiety, but it is simply not the answer. My advice is do not give up, keep on at the doctors until they agree to investigate your physical illness. One bit of advice though, try to remain as calm and level headed as you can whilst talking to them, or they will try to fob you off with the Anxiety story again!! Good Luck :-)
    Adam2953 28 Replies
    • February 2, 2008
    • 05:47 PM
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  • do some research on the best chiropractor in your area and see if a few visits give you some relief.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 2, 2008
    • 08:03 PM
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