Feeling like a bug after anxiety??

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Hi I've had anxiety on and off for 15 + years. It's been managed by venlafaxine mostly and more recently propranolol. Things over the last 2 years have become increasingly worse.

What I want to know is does anybody else have lasting effects of an anxiety attack. It makes me feel sick and have diarrhea like I've picked up a bug, that normally goes on for 2/3 days, I've got a constant bad taste in my mouth and smell for at least a week. I can't drink only sip water and food is a no no until aleast day 3 then I don't fancy nothing.this all lasts just over a week. I feel uneasy all week with anxiety too. All this has happened about 4 times. The doctors doesn't say much about it. I had blood tests everything came back normal. I dread the next time this happens. Anyone else have this???

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    Yes this is classic anxiety, I have exactly the same, the only drink water, dry mouth and funny taste, loose bowel movements, increasing passing water, and loss of appetite! I also get jittery shaky feelings too! For years when I had flare ups the doctors just said it was ibs until I had a breakdown at Christmas! I am currently on antidepressants as I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression, still waiting for right med and dose to work!
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    Hi Tina. Do you feel better taking Propranolo?
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      Hi, no not at all. They really don't do nothing for me but the doctor thinks I should continue? I've be weaned off maximum dose of venlafaxine and started on citropram because they think venlafaxine is not working anymore for me. this is my first week.

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    With the problems you have I would advise you to make a list and discuss easch problem in its own right. Anxiety in this form needs further tests to make sure that these extreme moods are as said. 

    Some people have extreme Anxiety problems and they can be desensitised.

    If you need support we are here

    BOB

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    Can I ask you and everyone else what the funny taste in your mouth is like? I get it too and I have anxiety
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      Talk to your GP He will be able to advise, I get the same problem and in my case it seems to be something to do with an upset tummy. I take Opiate medications and NSIDs that causes some problems. Some of the medications we take over retirement age can also produce a sour taste in the mouth

      BOB

       

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