This is my story:
I am a 19 year old female, and was first diagnosed with anxiety disorder in the fall of 2005 by a pediatrician. ( I was 18 at the time) He immediately gave me the SSRI, Paxil and I was instructed to gradually increase the dose. Well, I was doing fine at about 20 mgs but when he upped the dose to 30, my whole world fell apart. I woke up one morning suicidial, angry, heard voices in my head telling me to kill myself...not fun. Withdrew off the drug under doctor's orders and was completely fine for a few months. I was seeing a therapist just to talk about my day and my anxiety issues. I ended out 2005 happier and less anxiety-ridden.
In January-March of 2006, I would have like 2-3 weeks during the month were I was a complete nutcase. I felt like people were behind me, anxious, depressed, crying a lot, extremely agitated. The first few months had a pattern: For two weeks, I was happy about life, everything was peachy keen and then bam! two weeks of utter ***l..During what I used to refer to as my "possessed weeks", I felt classic PMS symptoms but to a severity that I hope no woman ever has to feel. One month, I cut cold turkey on caffeine and my symptoms didnt go away, the caffeine withdrawal was unbearbale so I started drinking it again. Also, on an appetite suppressant (Cortislim) I felt extremely agitated, like everything bothered me (noise, lights, people, objects..) I can't explain how I felt exactly. As weird as this sounds, first two weeks in the month I could go to church and last two, I couldn't stand it. I don't know if "religious" feelings have anything to do with mood problems or not, but I think so now. ...I've been diagnosed with Bipolar/Depression/Anxiety/OCD and given too many medications to count. I'm off all my meds now ( my doing..) feeling slightly better, but I still drink caffeine. Could all of this be caused by caffeine? I've head of caffeie allergy/mental toxicity) any advice would be great!
Recognize the risks associated with Crohn’s disease.
Did you know that one in six US adults has high cholesterol?
Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.
Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.
Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.
Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.
Is it sensitive skin or something else?