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I have just started on fluoxetine and propanolol for severe anxiety symptoms which were intially thought to have been caused by a serious episode of caffeine sensitivity and has seemed to have triggered a nervous breakdown of sorts which in hindsight has probably been a long time coming.
I'm 24 years old in my final year at uni and generally a huge worrier and stresshead with very low self-esteem and confidence so its probably no surprise to my friends and family that I eventually snapped the weekend before starting my busiest and most important trimester of uni :S
Anyway, my doctor informed me of the side effects that I might feel over the next 5 days and there on. So far I feel like I'm in a drunken haze like the morning after a big night of partying, so far I can only manage a half day in uni because I'm feeling so agitated and paranoid which is totally out of character for me. I feel like I have no energy, I don't want to do anything, zero motivation to complete my coursework that's due very soon, I can't stop crying, feel dizzy and cant sleep properly. I either have insomnia like symptoms or when I close my eyes, my brain is in overdrive making no sense and its so vivid I wake up terrified that I'm losing my mind.
This is only day 6.. In 2 weeks time I'm meant to start a very demanding 7 week placement with assignments coming out of my ears. Right now because I feel so unlike myself and scared and out of control of my own mind, theres no way I'm going to be feeling better in 2 weeks time and might have to consider taking a year out from uni as the only option at this stage in my programme
I've got an appointment on wednesday with my GP and I've been considering maybe coming off them and sticking to propanalol and my psychotherapy sessions which I'm already attending. Any suggestions??
Sorry for my long rant! I promise my replies won't be as long
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