Severe anxiety 24/7 - Desperate for some help

3 months ago I began suffering from extreme anxiety. Previously I had held a good, but stressful job (which docs think caused the breakdown). I now have severe body tremors, nausea, tingling in my extremities for the most part of the day which seems to abate somewhat late in the evening. I've been on medical leave for 2 months but that will end soon. I've been to GP, neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists. I have been put on various supplements, Prozac (I seemed to get worse and was taken off) Buspar, Xanax (which I don't want to take regularly due to addictive nature) and klonopin. My psych is now trying me on a very low dosage of Remeron for sleep (3.75 mg). I'm so desperate and now getting depressed as a result. I'm hoping someone can relate to this and offer some hope that a drug or therapy can actually work to restore my previous health. At this point my activities of daily living are compromised due to my health and I can barely function. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated

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  • I'm sorry you're dealing with some much pain. I can relate to the anxiety and not sleeping part. My Dr gave me melatonin and doxepin and it helps me sleep. I wasn't sleeping more than 2 hours at a time before that. Unfortunately it's all trial and error with medication.


  • Thank you Beth. I too take melatonin and 3.75 of remeron for sleep. My symptoms are so physical at this point (tremors, pins/needles in arms, nausea, blurry vision), that unless I take either a xanax or klonopin I'm completely unable to function. I don't want to exist popping benzo's like candy to have a life. I just wish I could find a doc that seems to take all this seriously. Am I crazy or just pick the wrong doc's (i've had many), they just seem to brush all this off as if it will go away on it's own. I'm getting so depressed.

    Thank you for writing back to my question, it is much appreciated.

  • First off you are not crazy! I have had my share of doctors, good and bad ones. Would it help if you called your insurance company to see if they have any recommendations? Their is also websites where you can leave a review about a doctor, sorry I don't know the name off the top of my head. You will find one that isn't "textbook" and will help you. It's such a shame that people just think you can take a pill and magically become better. It's so much more than that! Sorry, I just needed to vent. If their is anything I can do to help please let me know.


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