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I have been on psychiatric meds for many years now. On a daily basis I take Amitriptyline for depression, Zopiclone to sleep and Sodium Valproate as a mood stabiliser. My doctor also gives me 7 x 5mg Diazepam monthly to take as and when needed.
Although diagnosed with depression and generalised anxiety I coped ok with these meds but about a month ago (for no reason I can pinpoint) my physical anxiety symptoms became a daily occurrence and more debilitating - they are tremors in the hands (unable to do fine motor movements) a certain kind of muscle tension/pain in my back and neck and palpitations.
I went to see the my GP and told him what was happening. The only thing that I knew would help was diazepam but I knew my GP wouldn't give me more of those! Instead he suggested Propanadol 10mg morning and evening. That was a week ago and at first they were great but yesterday and today they are not so good. The symptoms start almost as soon as I get up and today the propanadol didn't seem to kick in for a couple of hours and now 8hrs later they are wearing off again.
Is this usual - I would have thought the opposite would have happened as they built up in my system? Should I go back to the GP and ask to up the dose or just soldier on? I've noticed from my reading that 10mg twice a day seems to be quite a low dose.
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