Withdrawal no picnic

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My BP was a little high one day, my Cardiologist put me on 5mg of Amlodipine.  I never associated symptoms of short breath, anxiety, panic, malaise, etc., with the drug.  Rather, I was refered to a psychiatrist who added Lexapro.  When that didn't do the trick, Wellbutrine was added.  When that didn't improve the symptoms, the dose was doubled.  After several months, I became profoundly depressed.  All I thought about all day long was dying.  One day, I decided, "ENOUGH".  I quit everything.  Withdrawal is a bitch..miserable.  I've been suffering those effects for three months.  It slays me to think it was the Amlodipine the whole time.  Every Dr. of mine acts like I'm crazy...as if I'm a "problem child".  I find no sympathy.  Hope I get better.

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    Too true, Michael.  Read, 'My Stroke of Insight', by Gill Bolte Taylor.  A brain scientist par excellence, recovering from a massive stroke, but being able to identify her 'neuronal circuits' ie - which part of the brain was working or not - found that thinking compassionate, kind thoughts helped her recovery process.  Get the book now.  Also, as a cognitive behavioural therapist I see the power of thinking, negative and positive, with my clients.

    Actually, it's there in the Bible, too;  'Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow life's consequences.'  Proverbs 4:23.  Look it up!

    Keep doing it - persist.  A study with Compouserve employees (remember Compouserve?) proved that it works powerfully.


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    its the slippery slope well done for getting a hold takes a hero to trust oneself wish you the best and always hold on younever know  you past the test and you are not craxzy stay safe

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