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Anxiety: appt. date

Anonymous
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A few weeks back an incident occurred. Ever since I have experienced shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, sweats, shaking/trembles, and crying outbursts. I can't seem to control anything anymore.

Dh told me to start taking his anxiety meds and they have helped but I can't keep taking his medicine. So today I have decided not to take them and I feel everything is crashing down and I've only been awake for 2 hours.  

I know I need to call my Dr. and I plan to if dh is ever home long enough for me to go. Right now the earliest apt. I can make is late next week.

Should I keep taking dh's meds till apt. day?

The earliest slot open for an appt. was Tuesday morning, only 5 days away. I can only hope when dh gets his schedule tomorrow he will be at home more than working, that will help these days go faster.

Yesterday morning was the last time I took any of dh's meds. I have had my good and bad moments since, and I haven't noticed any withdrawls.

Thanks for all the encouraging words and help ladies!

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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Sarlinda
by Bronze Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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 I have had anxiety attacks since I was 12. I am sorry to hear you are going thru it because they can be scary. When you feel one coming on try very hard to slow down your breathing. I count to ten over and over until it passes but I know it may not work for everyone. All the counting does it gets you focused on something else and regulates your breathing. I wouldn't take anymore of your dh's meds because you don't know what the doctor will put you on. Keep us updated and I hope you feel better soon. :)

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Thanks I will try that next time an attack hits. Is it normal to have the shaking and sweats all day long?

Quoting Sarlinda:

 I have had anxiety attacks since I was 12. I am sorry to hear you are going thru it because they can be scary. When you feel one coming on try very hard to slow down your breathing. I count to ten over and over until it passes but I know it may not work for everyone. All the counting does it gets you focused on something else and regulates your breathing. I wouldn't take anymore of your dh's meds because you don't know what the doctor will put you on. Keep us updated and I hope you feel better soon. :)


marie2409
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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Don't take anymore of his meds. You are likely experiencing withdraws on top of the return of your anxiety.
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dingysfamily
by Suzi on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:05 PM

 No, you should never take someone else's medication ... especially an anxiety medicine!!!  You need to see a doctor asap! 

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM

If he has enough to share without him running out for himself, you can probably safely take them.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:15 PM

I made an appt. but it isn't until next week.

Quoting dingysfamily:

 No, you should never take someone else's medication ... especially an anxiety medicine!!!  You need to see a doctor asap! 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM

We figure our Dr.(we have the same) will prescribe the same thing. Dh forgets to take his on his busy days at work so he definitely has plenty. 

Quoting EireLass:

If he has enough to share without him running out for himself, you can probably safely take them.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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Vitamin B's help mood and anxiety. B6,B12,B1. Try it. I agree. I would not wanna take anxiety meds long term.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:45 PM

I take 100% of the daily value of all the Vitamin B's already.

Quoting Anonymous:

Vitamin B's help mood and anxiety. B6,B12,B1. Try it. I agree. I would not wanna take anxiety meds long term.


a_brown23
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 7:25 AM

I have found that the minimum dose of St.John's Wort works well for my anxiety.

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