Anxiety is overwhelming

Hi, I'm new here. No one I know really understands, so I feel I have no one to talk to about this.

I've had anxiety disorder my whole life, and last summer I had a bit of a breakdown. Doctor put me on Zoloft and klonopin, which I'm still taking. Most days i have overwhelming anxiety. I will be fine one minute and feel like I want scream and bang my head against the wall the next. These episodes seem to be random and come out of the blue. It's making my life pretty miserable. I can't go to work, I can't concentrate. I just wish it would go away.

Thanks for listening.

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  • hmmm, I got better on zoloft and Klonopin, perhaps you need something else. (My son does better with Wellbutrin for example). Unfortunatly it takes tweaking. Zoloft is pretty good for panic attacks to, which sort of sounds like that out of the blue thing..... There may ne something else besides anxiety, perhaps bipolar where a mood stablizer is needed. If you have a counselor see them, a Dr. get one. Try to keep yourself occupied with doing easy things, I make jewelry and believe it or not I have colored pencils I 'color' with. Get advice someone has to monitor those meds. Good luck.

  • The doc mentioned he might want to add Respiradol as a mood stabilizer, but I read it causes significant weight gain, so I'm not sure about that one. I love to make jewelry as well. I seem to have a creative block sometimes when my anxiety is bad. The coloring sounds like a fantastic idea!

  • Oh I really feel for you. It does sound like you need something else prescribed. its a bit trial and error to see what works for you.

    Sue

  • Thank you. I wish they could find the right combo like right now! Lol I know it doesn't work that way, but wouldn't it be nice...it's a waiting game right now to see what works I guess.

  • Thank you for the replies. I see a therapist every one to two weeks. I saw a psychiatrist on Friday and he upped the Klonopin and added Ritalin because I can't concentrate. I don't know that it's helping or hurting as I've had a constant headache since starting it. I nearly had a screaming crying fit inside Walmart today. Thank God that went away. I felt the urge to cry so badly, but I couldn't. Panic disorder sucks.

  • I go through periods of Ok and then not ok. Ive been on my meds since 1999 and it may be time for a change ( they are so last century lol). Ive had this since I was 7, 51 years ago, fight, dont give up. Get as much help/support as possible, really take charge.

    good luck,you are not alone.

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