Right now I am taking 20mg of nori (upping it to 30 mg tonite as per doctor’s orders…eek)! I also take 1/2 of a .5 of Klonopin before bed for sleep and sometimes I take one or two 1/4 of a Klon during the day for anxiety - spread out. If I take more than 1/2 of a .5 I get really sleepy. Ativan never affected me like that which is weird - I could take a 1mg of it with no problems and it squashed that anxiety feeling like a bug! I was on 30mg of Cymbalta for 2.5 months - it seemed to help with the anxiety but the side effects were horrible - restless legs and sweating like mad! I had to go off it and have been off for about a month now.
I was doing better up until this past week - work and family issues causing horrible stress and anxiety. I have been having bad anxiety attacks even when I take more of the Klon. Today I was in the supermarket, my heart starting racing like crazy, got the dizzies really bad and almost passed out. I honestly dont know if this is a prodome to getting a migraine or if it’s only an anxiety attack. I am assuming because of the increase in life stress, the anxiety is bad and will probably cause one heck of a migraine within the next day or so. I have been writing in a journal for the past 4 months and I still can’t see any pattern.
I have a doctor appointment on Monday and I’m wondering if I should go on another SSRI or something - maybe Celexa? Something with less side effects and works well for anxiety. I’m not depressed - I just can’t seem to shake the anxiety and panic. UGH!!!