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Multiple Symptoms....Need Help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 26, 2008
  • 05:46 PM

I would really appreciate any help that I can get on this. I will try to be as descriptive as I can.

About 3 years ago I started having severe abdominal pain along with bloating. I could not keep any food down and I lost close to 45 pounds. I had already had my appendix removed and most doctors told me I was constipated and that was what was wrong with me. I was throwing up what LOOKED like feces (I know....its really gross). FINALLY I asked for a HIDA scan and turns out I have a diseased gallbladder and was scheduled for surgery. Found out I was pregnant and I finally carried a pregnany to term so no surgery until about 2 months ago. However, I am still having abdominal pain.

I have been struggling with depression, anxiety, panic, and OCD for a while now....and I finally went to my primary care to see about getting on some meds. My doctor put me on Paxil 20mg. I was on it for a month and during the first week I was extremely jittery. The second week I felt fairly normal...but I had absolutely NO emotion and I could NOT sleep at night for anything. The third week in to taking the medicine I started hearing things and becoming extremely paranoid. The last week I was on it I suddenly became extremely volatile at night and the hallucinations were MUCH worse. I have no recollection of my behavior...but after it happened 3 nights in a row I finally called my doctor and had her switch my meds. I am now on Lexapro 10 mg. I am still not able to sleep through the night....and I apparently have been blacking out every evening and saying weird things. I have no knowledge of these events either! I feel horribly sick during the day....and have no motivation to do anything. I finally called my doctor today to see if I can get SOMETHING to help me sleep...and to quell the anxiety attacks...as they are getting to be too much to manage.

Does anyone have any kind of advice?

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