I started seeing a psychologist (I see him every week) at the start of this year and started seeing a psychiatrist about 2 weeks ago. I've been on an array of anti-depressants and a whole bunch of different anxiety meds over the past 6 months. But I still can't see a big improvement. I'm seeing my psychiatrist next week, but right now I just have a general question. For over a year now I have always felt this very strong desire to become intoxicated. Doesn't matter on what substance, I just do not want to feel the way I do. It is especially prominent at night when I am trying to sleep (yet cannot succeed). I disagree with the chronic abuse of drugs, but I can't stop myself from thinking this. Is this normal? Is it ever going to go away? and what can I do to try and help myself right now.
Im 30 years old I have all these , I've been sent for psychotherapy , but my symptoms are really affect my ability to function , just leave my apartment .... my psychiatrist wont perscribe addictive drugs because he said . so I'm wondering what should I do ? psychotherapy is enough? What is the proper care, treatment and support to be receiving? I 'm not mental health teams doing enough to help, but at the same time , I'm not sure what kind of treatment or support they are asked .. I've had these problems since 16 , the system has failed me and I have never gotten the right help until recently , when I was assigned a mental health team . borderline personality disorder , PTSD , obsessive comulsive , depression , panic disorder , and aggrophobia i all have symptoms .
At night , try to sleep , but now the feeling 's gone deep sleep . I get up ten to fifteen times each night tossing and turning . It's like my mind does not want to shut off. Racing thoughts and anxiety worse too. And when I do sleep and wake up in the morning I always wake up early as 7 am and my hands feel numb or strange little guess and get an adrenaline rush as I have to get up . I think anxiety plays a very important role in insomnia also sometimes wake up with the tremor inside me , but not really shaking. Are my nerves or anxiety is causing it to get worse ? I have some good knowlage in all this , but not much about insomnia or hands feeling weird. I just need more advice please anyone.
In the past I have been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder &panic attack disorder. Since then I have read about PTSD and think I also have this. My family thinks I have autism and a family friend told me that I act like them and that they have aspergers syndrome. I want to know what the clear differences are as everything seems so generalised that anybody out of each could be classified as having one of the others.
My friend was raped last august, she got pregnant had a mc, had complications, has ptsd, depression, insomnia, an eating disorder and hpv.. She thinks her life isn't worth living anymore, she has councelling but nothings working? What else can she do , she's only 16 I feel so sorry :( please no horrid comments!
I was wanting to know how you deal with your symptoms~!Sometimes,I really feel like I am gonna go crazy!My mood swings are so so bad sometimes.I have many sleepless nights and nightmares!And I also suffer from AXiety attacks,frequently!They make me feel like I am going to die.Like I can't breathe and my heart starts fluttering like craZy.I try so hard not to take it out on my husband and children and the people around me!But I still do at times.I am already in counseling and taking medications.It helps a little.But my symptoms are really severe.Any suggestions?Thanks in Advance!
Here are my symptoms; 1) Poor concentration 2) Always worried every day 3) Sometimes feel shortness of breath 4) Lump in the throat feeling sometimes 5) Unwanted thoughts or behaviour 6) Mood swings 7) I think I am hallcinating, but I know I am picturing things in front of me 8) My online test results show I am no where near having Bipolar/ADHD, Severe Depression 9) I know I am not Bipolar(Manic Depressive), because when I have my ups during the day, I do not feel 'hyper' or 'wired', and I do not harm others 10) I worry about my health A LOT!! 11) My best friend thinks I worry too much and I am Paranoid! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
Currently on Paxil, for my Panic attacks. It has helped, 20mg. a day for the last two and a half years. Currently tapering myself down, trying to get off completely. I am at 10 mg. now and have been for 4 weeks, and am going to continue. The Paxil did help for the panic attacks, they stopped after the first month of paxil treatment. My question is how can I bring up in conversation how to change meds. I do not want to be on ssris/paxil anymore, it has made me a dull, lifeless human,...only thing that has stopped is the panic attacks. As a 20 year old man, I want to be honest and ask for another medicine. How can I bring up the idea of a different medicine. WHY are doctors so close minded and worried about addiction. The only medicine that has worked has been my lorazepam. But i only want a script four 10. I experience panic attacks daily, but they vary in the severity. I have gone through opiate addiction, which I self medicated with opiates. But I no longer want to abuse illegal drugs/havent in 3 years. I am weaning myself off of paxil, and i has been hell. I truly belive that ssris are the worst medications. How can I mention how i FEEL to my doctor. I do not want him to think i want scheduled drugs, but i have failed out of college now because of inadequate treatment. I want to try something different, but do not want to come off as a drug seeker. Because I am 20 years old now, and have gone through my problems, I want to cure my insomnia, and panic attacks, and am very pissed with doctors prescribing anti-histamines for sleep and my normal dose of 20mg paxil. The paxil has mad me numb inside, i dont have feelings. I no longer have panic attacks, but the insomnia increases each day. How can i get help with such , petrified doctors?
I have all the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and deppression and I'm not sure where to go so you can see if you really are .. I keep telling my parents about it and continue to insist that there is nothing wrong with me and I 'll just grow out of it , but I would rather see a professional just to check . Thanks xx
I went to the doctor with my mom and told her that I feel
severe dizziness, anxiety about anything, feeling when I'm lying down , butterflies in the stomach , chest tightness , rapid heartbeat , shortness of breath , it feels like the ground is moving ( just like the feeling when you are in a boat and feel off balance sheet) when I stand or walk , turn , depression . ok so those are all my symptoms and I go to my doctor tomorrow to be looking , but I'm really scared ! ive researched panic / anxiety disorders and I am 100 % sure I have it. Can all types of anxiety disorders / panic 100% cured? ? ? ? ? ? I know some people say they just do not think about it and relax , but most people with anxiety disorders know that's no help at all ! I just want to be normal and not experience these feelings again dreadfull . Thank you.