Lately my surroundings look scary to me. When I look around I keep questioning if I’m seeing things “right” lately I’ve been staying in bed all day everyday since I had a bad reaction to anxiety Meds. I go on my phone a lot not sure if that’s why my surroundings now look weird and dull to me?! I sleep terrible and am just now starting to eat a bit healthier. Maybe this will help me? I was out shopping earlier and all of a sudden something came over my brain and body and made me feel like I was super drugged up I barely knew what was going on. Is his normal anxiety? Please let me know need reassurance Thanks Guys
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I’m not on any medication but I was about 2 months ago for less than a week and had a horrible experience and was taken off it. Still been feeling the lingering affects coming off of it after 2 months time. It feels like I get waves that crash over my brain then I feel like something medically is wrong with me or my brain and I freak out. Everyone says it’s just anxiety it’s so scary
Thank you. So it’s anxiety for sure? It’s terrifying I just don’t feel like myself anymore. I was on Zoloft...Terrible reaction my body totally rejected it after 4 days of use I felt bonkers.
I know that it reminds me of depersonalization / derealization. Which I had a lot years ago. I have it but it’s once in a blue moon now . It sucks , i know . It does seem like anxiety, yes. But maybe you’re still thinking about the screwed up experience you had on the medication & now you must find a way to manage anxiety on your own. I know that when I decided to taper off Valium , I was , for sure, kind of creeped out about the experience I had while being on it because of the unpleasant side effects , so my mind was still anxious. Anxiety can definitely play tricks on us and it’s important that we don’t fall for it. It’s definitely doing so to you now (probably) since you got off a safe crutch , which was the Zoloft. We have the power. Don’t let anxiety mess with you. It’s something I remind myself 24/7 lol
Hate what it makes us feel like with pills absolutely dreadful. I’d never go on anxiety pills again because of the experience I had on them!!! I get so many side effects and physical symptoms even still heart tingling, head pains random body aches and pains hate it every time I worry it’s a real health issue literally every time
It certainly is. I had Agoraphobia while on Ativan then had to switch to Valium .. I felt so alone & weird & anxious . Finally got myself off both but withdrawal was a pain in the a** too . Being on the pills made me feel like a weird zombie . Like I could get through the day but I was drunk-like. It sucked. I had to go to work like that (on Ativan only then) . But then it got to be too much , took a year or two off & was afraid to go outside, re-admitted myself back to schl , worked again while being on Valium ..still ..a zombie . I tapered off , joined benzo buddies forum for moral support lol withdrawal was torture smh. But I pushed through that and here I am now. I’m not fully cured from anxiety BUT I’m much better now then before. The pills do work for some but for others ...not at all lol :/ yeah you’re anxious , those issues I can relate. Any counseling or calming music can help , for sure. Good support from family &/or friends
Hi hippieebbbz09, well we've been down the same road with Agoraphobia and withdrawing from Ativan. I've heard of Benzo Buddies, glad that was a support system for you. I always say there is a time and a place for medication, but when it's job is over, it's best to get on with life on your own.
Good for you, Congrats! xx
What does yours feel like? And I’m sorry it happens to you too
Yeah that’s exactly how I feel too I know this may sound strange but I read this thing that says eating bananas is like a natural anti anxiety reliever I tried it tonight when I was feeling super out of it and after about 20 minutes or so I felt pretty clear (Not 100%) but a lot more Han what I was experiencing before. Not sure if you wanted to try that or not. But yeah the symptoms are super uncomfortable always here if you wanna talk when you’re going through it nice to have someone to speak to during those times
Thanks it’s a pain to go through
Sorry to hear that. Just try to look at the things in your close line of vision don’t focus on the big picture of the whole room or anything that should help
It’s fine you’re okay anxiety is just a bitch lol
Me too! I’m feeling super uncomfortable right now like just all over it feels like I’m not even functioning very good and my head hurts on the right and I’m super tired but don’t wanna sleep
Definitely. I know it sucks it takes away all the energy from you. I feel terrible. I’m home alone for 11+ hours everyday and always so scared of my symptoms. I’m super exhausted but have a fear of sleeping here when nobody is home. My head is hurting so bad and I feel a bit just uncomfortable
Yeah it’s probably the same thing. What kind of symptoms do you get? Definitely ask your dr to come off the pill slowly. It’s tough being on medication. I had a terrible experience on anxiety pills myself. I hope it all works out for you too
I get intense anxiety so I basically feel like the whole world is about to collapse and I feel unable to breathe,concentrate, or look forward to the next situation. Sometimes I get sexualised thoughts aswell. I feel so weighed down by the anxiety its impossible to continue life or try to get on with my life. Hope it is the same thing though. Did coming off the olanzapine work for you ?