51/2 weeks on cit, today seems rough and need some help

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I just had prolly the best week I had in months and now last night around 9pm I got the super foggy brain almost dizzy but not cause I can walk straight and everything I just feel like I'm dizzy.

I had a drs check up on my medications and anxiety yesterday he did mY vitals but that's it and examined me like a normal physical said all was well I'll see ya in 6months. He didn't order blood work and anything to check my thyroid or a normal CBC like they do typically, in fact he never checked my thyroid which from what I've read could be a contributing factor.

I'm on 20 mg cit and 10mg of buspar a day, however last night at 9pm it went south, and still having. That feeling, also very jittery feeling. I have no other symptom other than I had a heachache yesterday for awhile. Is this normal to go back to one of my original symptoms and have it at full strength like this? I figured after the last week I was on the other side of things but I also wonder if since they are the only symptoms I'm having if I'm just solely focusing on them that much more? I went to work today thinking I could get my mind off it if I was at work so I volunteered to take a extra day but it didn't seem to help.

Also my biggest fear is a brain tumor or something brain related being wrong that's not fixable as I'm only 28 and I'm married with kids and I don't want miss anything in my family's life. Death had terrified me since I have been about 6yrs old or so and I guess 3 months ago I couldn't handle it anymore and had a break which is how I ended up on these meds. I just wanna know if anyone else has experienced this feeling for a straight 24hrs with no break or do I need to schedule with a neurologist and seriously have things checked out, my drs did two blood tests for CBC check and everything was fine so they said it had to be anxiety and honestly I was starting to feel much better until yesterday, sorry for the long lost just need to know these feeling can just be anxiety for sure, if I had the extra money I would pay out of pocket for an MRI or atleast a ct scan but I can't afford that right now.

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    Your GP seems to feel all is ok, so all I would suggest is carry on for the next four weeks and see how you get on. If you are not happy make another appointment.

    All sounds like Anxiety, the feelings and concerns you have regard leaving this mortal core is very much a problem associated with anxiety.

    In my twenties I was the same and it seems to happen more in the twenties.

    All I will say regarding this I am a pensioner with a Chronic Condition and if I had worrie about life or death since my early thirties I would be at least an nervous wreck by now and spoilt what life has offered me over thirty decades.

    Move on, stop worrying and enjoy your family. What would you do if you died suddenly you can do nothing about it.

    Enjoy all of lifes offerings, we are a long time dead. Why worry.

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      I guess my biggest worry is because I didn't feel like this for a week and now all the sudden it's back and just happens to be 7hrs after I saw my dr and he said it was all good, even tho I don't feel like he ever really checked anything, I'm a lot less panicky about how I'm feeling but it's still weighing on my mind and I do try and think Now about not worrying about things like that and moving on with my life but when these feeling become so consistent and don't go away it opens the anxiety flood gates and I'm just so worried that had they done a MRI and found something then I would have a much better chance of surviving and they refused to do it and I dunno I almost feel like that would take so much stress off me if it came back clear and if it came back positive i would atleast have a chance I dunno, hopefully it calms down in the evening and tmw can be a new day and get back on track

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      cody

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      Believe me when I say. I have various tests every few months and they look at the results and now I just accept what is found. I cannot do a dam thing about it and if it is my time, that is it

      In the three weeks I hav had an operation on my hand, had a bowel cancer test and had a couple of CPNs for good measure. Several months ago I went through a raft of tests for Dementia and seen several specialists and their tests. People get fed up been poked and screwed and whatever else, sometimes I feel it would be nice to just feel well without all the tests they can do with you. They even start sending tests through the post. Life is interesting been a Disabled Pensioner

      Try and enjoy your life accept your results and be pleased you are ok

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    Hi 33cody...you sound just like me darlin! One of my symptoms before I started on cit was the confused head...the feeling dizzy and off balance...and the worry that there was something seriously wrong with me!! When I went to my GP (who was fab) the first time...he sent me for a full blood count for everything...from my thyroid to diebetes...he tested my physcomotor skills..looked behind my eyes...checked my glands etc...I'm apparently one of the fittest patience he has (my bloods where all fine) he prescribed 10mg of cit that day and I instantly felt better...5 days on the confused head...no appetite...feeling dizzy was back...my GP upped it to 20mg...and again it instantly went away (very strange) 5 weeks later it was back again!! Slurred speech...dizzy head...feeling lethargic...my GP upped it to 30mg...I was really concerned taking such a high dose...but again...it instantly left me!! I've now been on 30mg for 3 weeks...and feel great!!! My point is...maybe your GP needs to up your dose to see how you get on!! If your original symptoms are coming back maybe you need to up your dose on your doctors say so!! I've always had a fear of dying...I'm a single mum with 2 children...can't tell you how many times I've lay in bed and planned my own funeral (the thought makes me shudder) if I was you...I'd go back to your GP...Insist on a scan because you'll just constantly worry till you know you are fit and healthy...and tell him how you feel!! This is your life...you are in control of it...speak up for what you want!!! That's what I always think!! Also...along with my medication...I've tried my best to start altering things in my life...as my GP told me...look in the mirror every day and think 'who is looking after me'...I now have a treat day...once a week I take a day for me...upto now I've had 2 massarges...my hair done...bought myself a couple of tops (be them for Asda haha) and started saying no to people more often...we are human...we can't do everything 😉 Hope you feel better soon huni x

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      Ps...I also thought of a brain tumour as my anxiety affected my speach and my whole way of thinking...nothing seemed logical...I used to stop mid sentence and couldn't remember what I was saying...along with the worst headache I've ever experienced in my life!! Of which again...instantly went on the cit!! My GP explained that something would of shown in my blood tests if there was anything sinister...bloods would be all over the place!!! Is there not a different doctor you could talk to at your practice? My GP has helped me so much...he has the time to listen...and the patience...and I see him monthly on his recommendation!! He didn't even know me before all this...and he said he'd been at my practice for 10yrs...yet has the time to listen!! I honestly would never of thought anxiety would feel the way it does...I'm a happy go lucky character...I work 2 jobs both working with the public...and never would I thought someone like me would feel this way!! Keep strong sweetie x

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      Well I just took my tempature and it was 101 so I think I maybe be getting the flu or maybe a cold which i guess from what I've read in this forum getting sick can throw you Back in to an anxiety meltdown if you already have anxiety

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      Thanks for the info also I really appreciate it, this is the first time I have ever been in a situation like this, I have had panic attacks while younger but very rarely and I learned how to breathe through those and when they were over I didn't think about it again, but then twice over the summer I had to stop driving and pull over because it felt like I was having a million needles in my brain and super dizzy and my heart would race and I'd get tingly all over and super hot but then agaIn with 3 or 5 mins I'd be back to normal so I just don't really know what to expect and how or when to expect it which is another thing driving my anxiety, the fear of the unknown. But I really do appreciate you guys and this forum as in the beginning I had to sit and read posts just to be able to sleep and that was before I had the courage to even post anything on my own

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      Awww...darlin...I know exactly how you feel...and that is the good thing about forums...people are on here because they know!! Although...again...probably part of my anxiety...I get obsessed with things...and sometimes reading stuff makes me anxious haha!! It's crazy bonkers isn't it?? Like when I first came on here...and I felt great...no side effects at all whatsoever...reading people's posts about side effects...I started worrying thinking 'why haven't I got them...what's wrong with me'!!! Haha...how ridiculous does that sound!! Think it's just part of me...I'm a massive worrier and never realised till I got to the end of me tether!! I've been on my own with my children for 11 years!! Which goes with 11 years of total worry!! And as they've got older (now 22 and 16) the worry has got worse!!! I need to calm down Nd let them make there own paths in life...I've realised im quite controlling really haha...because I've had to be!! 101 is a high temp huni...you must be coming down with something...you need to chill and rest...let yur hubby look after things for a couple of days...because if your anything like me...you'll be up and still getting on with looking after the kids etc...few days rest and TLC...that's what you need!! Hope you feel better tomorrow...keep in touch Cody...always here x

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    Cody

    Stop worrying , Your not going mad it's just the medication. I've been on CIT for over 4 months now & like you just when I thought I was recovering things would go back to square one again. I really thought I was going mad & that I had some major brain trauma going on, Eventually things settled down & I found a dose that suited me. I've been good for a month now . Try & take some pressure of yourself remember you have an illness thats not your fault & you will need to give yourself & the meds more recovery time but you will feel good again. Goodluck

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