My experience with Anxiety. Part 2

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  I just wanted to add to what my previous post was. I'm sorry for adding another discussion to the ever growing list, but I felt it would be seen easier if I started a new one instead of adding to my other. If you haven't seen my other one, please read it as well.

  I just wanted to say thank you. I mean it. In an unforseen out come, I got more help from all of your replies both private and on the discussion page than I thought I would. Hearing all of your own fears, some of them so much more grand than that of my own, has powered me in more ways than I can say.

  Today has been so much better than yesterday. I feel so relieved that I even finished painting my daughters bedroom. I feel anxiety's grip weakening. Not gone, not defeated, but for sure weaker. I will continue to push it back, and continue to fight until I win. Once again, thank you.

  I won't be adding more discussions unless it is important of an update, but I will see you all in other ones.

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    You have already won, Cory, you just don't know it yet, love. confused

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    Glad youre feeling better,anxiety still has a very firm grip on me,finding it hard to function and just do the basics,cant believe how hard its hit me this time,think im stressing too cos i have a neuro appointment tomorrow,all my tingling/numbness is worse than ever and still in extra places too,my vision feels weird,i cant stop trembling,at times my whole body tingles and my arms and legs dont feel like they are mine,if that makes sense!i have the clasdic lump in the throat this time round too with a tingly tongue,my face is the worst i think its just completely numb but tingly around lips and twitchy too,sorry my replies are so depressing but its just how i feel, ,have such strange sensation in my head too just kinda fuzzy but numb,i dont feel altogether right xx
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      Sarah, darling girl, your post reminded me that I have had blurry, wavey vision among other things like itching and tingling. All those are gone since I got on anxiety meds.

      I had even made an appointment with an eye specialist that is so in demand, it took four months to get an appointment. Eye symptoms...gone. Are you on meds? If you are, it sounds like you need a change. That stuff shouldn't be happening.

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      Hi cia,im on all sorts including mirtazipine and beta blockers,thought i was back in control when i went to the mirtazipine instead of prozac but ive steadyly dropped back down ,saw doc on tues and she said there was nothing else they could give me,im very stressed about neuro doc 2mora,they have only sent me there cos i was having mrltdowns daily at my docs surgery,4 docs have said its not ms but im convinced i have it xx
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      Remember, the job description of anxiety is to convince you of lies, and to try to scare you out of your wits. Are you really going to let that beast in the corner of your life take over.....or do you want your life back?

      I cannot understand how your doctor could say there is nothing they can do. There are loads of wonderful, helpful anti anxiety drugs. Mine is just terrific, and suits me to a tee. Is there a chance of going to another doctor with (much) more anxiety expience?

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      I was already on citalapram before this began when it all started they doubled my dose and gave me beta blockers,then they doubled the beta blockers,then went on sertraline,doubled the dose after two weeks then put me on prozac then off the prozac and onto mirtazipine,id been on prozac two weeks then i went onto mirtazipine on the 15th day,within a couple of days i was like a different person and really picked up and thought i was back in control,my symptoms werent takin over my life any more ,i had a good couple of weeks then bang!back to square one so not sure what else they can try me with? X
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      Also ive seen different docs its not always same doc,ive seen 4 different ones some are better than others,when i saw doc this week she said im doing it to myself and im again allowing the anxiety to rule me and that i need to take control again and be how i was the weeks before when i saw her,id been eating well,sleeping ok and had a much more positive outlook,but i cant my symptoms are so intense past few days x
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      Feet, hands, torso (itching) head, ear, sometimes internal...this stuff jumps all over. I have asked tess to visit these conversations. She is better qualified with drug questions, Sarah. I posted this reply before but don't know where it went. Hang in there, Sweet One.

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      I havent had itching just numbness/tingling just come out from my neuro appointment and hes 98% sure i dont have ms,he offered me mri but we both agreed this would maybe make my anxiety worse waiting 4/6 weeks for it done,he doesnt think i need one so i have to trust his judgement on this and yeah i know tess is wonderful isnt she with the stuff she knows,shes helped me out loads xx
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      Also i just had a bit of a panic cos i realised there was a couple of things i forgot to tell him,i forgot to tell him about the twitches that i sometimes get and pain in my face ,but im sure he would still have said the same thing wouldnt he?the fact that i missed out a couple of things doesnt change the out come of the tests he did on me does it?im trying very hard now to relax and take comfort in the fact that hes 98%sure im ok,help talk some sense into me pls lovely people xx
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      The neuro doc did say that maybe i should see a different doctor,he said its quite disapointing how little they have done to tackle my anxiety,trouble is ive seen almost all the docs at my gp surgery and the 2 other ones that are left i just wouldnt even bother going to cos theyre not very good,none of the docs at my surgery are that great really to be honest,id say 2 are good and the others are maybe just alright,its an ordeal going too cos they always run from 1 to 2 hours late,its had some bad publicity too but they have improved a little since yhen x
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      Blood work usually includes everything. Now, Sarah...what does "what if I didn't tell him everything?" sound like......anxiety, right. Let it go.

      As to docs running late, what else is new. I always take a book.  They say that if a person is patient they are most likely intelligent. Hang in there, girl. My doctor doesn't necessariy get GAD, but if I am talking and explaining clearly, and persistantly he listens. He may not get it, but he does hear me and gives me what I need. Sometimes we need to sell or convince them to act. If they can't or won't, I get a referral.

      Persistance seems to go with anxiety. Hang in there and remember you are your own best health advocate. Don't be afraid to get tough with anyone if necessary. Tough does not mean rough.winkHugs, Sarah

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      Thanks cia,so it really doesnt matter if i didnt tell him everything does it?he would be able to pick out ms anyway wouldnt he from the tests he did on me? He said 98% not ms and hes the expert,i hope ive made the right choice not having mri,do you think it would make my anxiety worse all the waiting and worrying?i really have to concentrate on getting better or back where i was a couple of weeks ago xx
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      Did you ask this neuro doc if he would take you on for the anxiety? I would. When i fired my primary, I asked the director of the clinic to see if my internist would take me on as primary. I think he even surprised the director when he agreed. I am the only person he is primary to. I asked, then insisted.....voila!! Persistance.Don't be afraid to try anything, to ask anything. The worst that can happen is they say no....if so, that's the time to ask for a referral.wink

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      He simply told me to go back to gp and to give the cbt a go,i was such a mess in his room trembling/shaking he offered me an appointment in 3/4 months and thats it he said more need to be done by gp to tackle the anxiety and of course i need to help myself too in any way i can xx
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      I no longer go check body out.....I recognize a lying mind's fears for what they are. The first time I staggered into the clini,c a basket case, I thought I was having a heart attack. While waiting in the little office shaking all ever, a nurse popped her head in. She was the nurse that read my heart monitor TWO DAYS BEFORE and said, "Wow, what a great reading." with a big smile on her face.

      From then on, I don't believe a word of it when I get these, Uh Oh you're in physical trouble, thoughts. I just tell them they aren't real, so just shut up and get lost. Some days I say that a lot!smile

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      Im in the uk cia,where are you ? Ive really gotta get a grip and sort myself out,so im still getting my head round what neuro doc said,trying to calm down then i go to toilet and i am bleeding again for the 3 rd time in a month so now its taking everything ive got not to google bleeding in between periods i probs already know what it will say anyway,its only a couple of months ago maybe around may time i was complaining to doctors that my periods had completely stopped xx
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      The reason I asked where you are is the health care systems are so very different. I am in the US and have no knowledge at all of the UK. I really wish I could help, but I just don't have the info. you need. I want to suggest that you talk to Tess if you haven't already. She is great and knows all about the system in the UK, Sarah. Hugs to you, Honey. It's Tess33005

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