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High anxiety, metabolism, adrenaline, stress, etc...

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  • Posted By: AnxietyMonster
  • August 15, 2011
  • 08:04 PM

I have been living with extreme anxiety, high metabolism, depression, irritable bowel movements, picking my body, ODC, ADD, trouble falling asleep, and requiring sleep of 10+hours.
I have been suffering from these such symptoms for as long as I can remember. I am male and now 26 years old and am an engineer and the office job makes me more insane...I'm trying to find a new career to change my mood.
I am full of anxiety every day which causes lots of stress, and irritable bowel movements literally every day. I also pick myself;I constantly pick scabs and have 1 scab on my knuckle and pick it so much that it has not gone away, and I know that I've had it since I was in middle school, so 15+ years. I feel like I have a constant adrenaline rush all day, and when I do actually get a real adrenaline rush like when playing sports, I get even more "power" when it kicks in.
When I come home from my office job every day I pretty much have to take a 10-30 min nap in order to function the rest of the evening and to get energy back, which is not a bad thing.
I've gone to my primary care physican which prescribed me to a local therapist, of which I've gone to 20 times or more within the past year. They prescribed me to a psychiatrist which I've seen 5 times so far and he prescribed me the following medications which don't seem to help the anxiety or depression but do help me to fall asleep: Mirtazapine 45mg/day, Klonopin 1.0 mg/day.

I recently got a blood test for thyroid levels and the nurse at the psychiatrist called and said it's normal, but I'm going back to talk to the doc here in a few weeks so I'll get my exact results.

My Mother has hypothyroidism so I figured I had some abnormality with my thyroid, which I still think is the issue. My father and grandfather seem to have the same type of OCD symptoms that I do from what I see of them.
I am 6'2" and weigh 175 lbs and with low body fat. I try weight lifting but am unable to gain weight and keep it, as my metabolism is very high to begin with so I am unable to eat enough.
Both the therapist and psychiatrist diagnosed me with generalized anxiety disorder but the meds don't help drastically, if at all.

I also try eating/drinking herbal treatments for anxiety like making tea with hyssop herb, passionflower, etc and those help for a short time but are definitetly not a cure-all and seem to grow an immunity to them if used too much in a short time.

I would like to know if anyone else has similar symptoms and/or an idea of something else for me to get tested to find the cause of my madness that I can't control.

Thanks,
-Joe

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