A little history for starters; I have a brief history of generalized anxiety disorder, but had it under control without medication for months. I decided to go on a cut, and you can probably guess what happened. I was slowly dosing epinephrine reached on 16mg dose in the morning. Sometime between one Tuesday morning and my lunch workout, I must have had too much caffeine from coffee and my pre-workout mix. It brought back the anxiety twofold. I went to the ER, with the feeling that I was unable to slow my heart-rate yet feeling woozy enough to pass out at the same time. Fast-forward, I went back to my old stand-by Lexapro, and it had little effect. I added Xanax XR, switched to Sertraline, and here I sit today about two weeks later.
My heart still feels like it's in emergency mode, essentially always at a high rate, which I've got a few appointments scheduled to investigate. The Xanax helps keep it at a normal pace, while the Sertraline takes its sweet time coming into effect, if it ever does. The Xanax also makes me depressed and sleepy.
I know I need to pull myself up by the boot-straps, but the Xanax keeps me feeling low. What methods can I use to keep myself in better spirits until my medication takes effect? Has anybody been in a similar situation? Clearly, I'm no stranger to supplements, but I've got mostly cold turkey on pretty much everything. I take a multi-vitamin, fish oil, my medications, and l-theanine. No caffeine or any other stimulants. I would consider any suggestions.
Thanks for reading.
Thread: Tough guys, lend me a hand
05-01-2012, 05:11 PM #1
Tough guys, lend me a hand
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06-29-2012, 03:45 PM #6
I know how the anxiety feels, been dealin with it for about 17 years now and still haven't found the right answers for me. Xanax is definitely a calmer for sure and when some people say just suck it up... If only it was that easy but for me what has been helping me is my stubbornness. What I mean is that if there is a situation that causes anxiety I almost get mad kinda and say you know what fuark this i'm gonna do what I want to do and just try and pull through it sometimes it works great sometimes not so well.. Do you have people around you that actually support you and try to help enough for you to feel comfortable around? My wife has helped me a ton. I wish I had a straight forward answer for ya bruh but I haven't even found it for myself yet. As lame as it sounds.. having someone to talk it out with is huge.I Rape Back 100% of the time sometimes.
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06-29-2012, 04:59 PM #7
Desensibilisation through progressive exposure is the most effective method to alleviate in the long term the symptoms related to anxiety.
I've read dozens of books on the matter and 5 years ago... I went to over 20 cognitivo-behavioral therapy sessions. If you describe your symptoms, I can provide you with some hints.
06-29-2012, 09:59 PM #8
07-01-2012, 11:24 AM #9
So its really up to YOU to decided whether you can risk the cons of xanax for the pro's or if what you gain isn't equal to what you lose.
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