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I've suffered from anxiety now for 7 years. I've tried every SSRI on the market and according to my doctor and my body I'm super sensitive to medicine.
I lost my 16 year old nephew October 27, 2016 to suicide upon returning my doctor said I needed to add some medication bc I was depressed. I didn't feel depressed, just sad from losing a loved one. She took me off the Zoloft bc it wasn't working and put me on mirtazapine 7.5 mg and Gabapentin 100 mg 4x's a day. I do have xanax 1mg as needed.
Anyway, I started to have heart racing issues really bad even before the gab. My med Doc told me it was bc I was having withdrawals from the xanax in the mornings which is why my heart races. She gave me some suggestions and of course they didn't work. So, I called my GP and she put me on a beta blocker bc my heart won't go down below 105. She also gave me celexa bc she said mirtazapine is more for depression and not anxiety. Mind you mirtazapine makes you gain weight. I've been on it before and hated to go back on it bc I was 110 pounds and I'm now 160. I'm only 5'1!!!!!
Back to my point, I spoke to my med doctor yesterday and told her my GP plan and she told me to stop the Gabapentin. I asked her if I should reduce it slowly as I had read that's what you should do with this med. She told me that I could just stop it cold turkey. Omg!!!!!!! Mind you I've only been on gab for about 3 months. I didn't take it this morning and I have had the worse anxiety, shakey, felt like I was crawling out of my skin, crying for no reason, seriously thought my husband was going to have to take me to the hospital to check me in bc I thought I was losing my mind. It didn't dawn on me that it was from the gab. She told me I would be just fine and have no problems and to just stop it. She was so wrong and I'm so upset and now she is gone for a 3 week vacation. Ugh!!!
I finally, with some help from a friend figured out what my issue was. I had to break down and take 100mg of the gab. Within an hour or so I felt back to some normalcy. Has anyone else experienced this even on a low dose? How do I reduce a 100 mg capsule so I can wean myself off this med? Or should I wait for her to return before I wean myself off? I have enough anxiety without meds, I don't need the meds to add to it!!! I'm just so frustrated and feel like I should stop everything and start over but I'm sure I'll be put in a Pshyc ward. I just want me back.
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