Anxiety and depression, panic and agoraphobia

Discussion in 'Meniere's Disease "Database"' started by waxwing, Oct 14, 2006.

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have you ever suffered from one or more of these problems?

Poll closed Oct 21, 2006.
  1. generalized anxiety disorder

    25 vote(s)
  2. clinical depression

    14 vote(s)
  3. panic disorder

    15 vote(s)
  4. agoraphobia

    8 vote(s)
  5. other phobia

    1 vote(s)
  6. none of the above

    3 vote(s)
  7. all of the above

    1 vote(s)
  1. Aladdin-Fae

    Aladdin-Fae New Member

    hoping and praying for better days....wellbutrin is a medicine that can increase panic attacks and suicidal thoughts...please use with caution if you are on this medication. Sometimes the medicine we take for depression causes worse depression or other problems. There are other medications can could possibly be used in lieu of wellbutrin. Talk with your doctor if you are interested in replacing it.

    I will think good thoughts and pray for your testing in February. I dislike vestibular testing as well but it must be done.

    Thinking about you all and praying for you. Blessings.
  2. hollymm

    hollymm Me, 'in' a tree.

    Having been diagnosed with bi-polar and manic depression, I've been prescribed with lamotrigine and risperidone to help with the spikes in emotion.

    I take zanax to help with the tinnitus and anxiety I have so often.

    I have also been prescribed with trazadone to help me get and mostly to, stay asleep. Along with nortriptyline for peripheral neuropathy and the pain therapy meds that I'm on, I wonder just how much is too much. They are all mood altering drugs. I've asked and been told more than once that these drugs don't interfere with each other but I know that trazadone is used as an anti-psycotic. So, I too, am tired more than I should be. Don't get me wrong, I have good days (emotionally) and bad days (stay in bed sleeping and being alone). Sometimes I make myself go out and find I have a real sense of accomplishment when I do - even on the bad days.

    I feel so much like you do Anne. I sometimes just sit and stare into space, mind racing with nothing, really, to think about.

    It, somehow, lightens my heart to know I'm not alone with my issues. I know you don't have the same ones but the result is pretty darn close. Today is a relatively good day. I plan on going out to get some special ingredents so my roomate can make something special for dinner tonight. Hope you're having some good days too my friend.
  3. Intrepid

    Intrepid New Member

    Just wanted to say that you make more sense and are more coherent than several people I know who are on nothing and have no mood disorders.
  4. Gina05

    Gina05 Guest

    I was exactly in that boat 4 years ago, with some of the same meds. They helped, but I was either too UP,

    Or too Down.

    Now, all I take is Lexapro & Ativan, that combo is working for me.

    BTW, quitting smoking during a stressful time in your life, is probably NOT the best idea.

    But, I lost 1 more pound. :)

    Fell better Holly, (((( hugs ))))
  5. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

    Including myself, Intrepid :D

    I agree with Sarita, btw, Holly. A+. Kudos to you
  6. Intrepid

    Intrepid New Member

    If you stop making me laugh so much in PMs I'd make less typos :D

    Now I'm going to change day to say.
  7. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

    Can I change the "d" to an "s"!!?
  8. Intrepid

    Intrepid New Member

    Mais bien sur!
  9. Gina05

    Gina05 Guest

  10. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

    This reminds me of the time received a A- for the essay I wrote in regards to the film "In the name of that Father" in high school. Though received a minus due to my title "In The Name of the Son". Talk about the here & now. Night People. An enjoyable & spin free day to you all
  11. AnneT

    AnneT New Member

    Thanks all. Holly my months of vertigo episodes last year was when I was trying to come off wellbutrin. I'm now on 150 xl mg. I get occasional vertigo that responds within an hour to gravol. I'd love to stop the wellbutrin and remeron to see if I have fewer migraines, less tinnitus and hearing loss, more energy and better cognition.. But I'm terrified of going through Vertigo Hell again. Feel trapped. I see my psychiatrist in a week or so. May ask for neurolgy/ headache specialist.

    My anxiety was nearly gone during my holiday last week (except for a migraine day that spiralled my mood down for few hours). I'm hanging in there.

    Hope all my anxious buddies here are all feeling well! Hoping for the best this year. Glad to be done with 2011!!
  12. Gina05

    Gina05 Guest

    Anne, it's good to see you being so optimistic.

    A Good Attitude is half the battle!

    Have a good week!

  13. hollymm

    hollymm Me, 'in' a tree.

    Anne, I'm so sorry for the vertigo and migraines that plague you. The meds sound like they're working though. Glad that your holiday time was a lighter load for you to carry. I've tried to come down on my meds with my doctors and they are reluctant to do it. I talked one into lessoning the lamortrigine (for bi-polar) a little. Like most, I get to the point where I feel I don't need to keep taking the drug cuz I feel fine. Then, of course, I remember that it's because of the drugs that I feel better. If they could make something for the tinnitus though, I'd never stop taking it!

    Keep hanging in there and with all the caring people on this site, we'll, hopefully, come out the better for it. I know it helps me to see so many living a relatively normal life with all this beast throws at them. I'm glad for this particular topic as it's there for those who have these issues. I know it does me good to talk about all my issues besides the beast with those who can understand and those who give such well meaning gems of advice. Here's hoping that 2012 will be good for us all...

    Oh, and thank you interpid and nathan - your words were a boost and heartfelt by me :)
  14. Gina05

    Gina05 Guest

  15. AnneT

    AnneT New Member

    Recuperating from a mild vertigo migraine. Watching a show on Haiti... Perspective. Suffering is universal. What can it teach me? It's hard and confusing but I'm grateful for my episodes being milder, for my warm house, my kids being safe, for understanding folks like you.

    I still get the morning anxiety and low appetite but gradual improvements. I'm keeping an eye on my negative thoughts, trying to keep occupied, trying a little yoga before bed.
  16. Gina05

    Gina05 Guest

    Glad you're doing better! :) yoga is good, so is meditating, using the word, "gentle."

    Thinking positve and being thankful for what you do have, instead of what you don't, is a Great Positive Attitude! :)

    Keep up the "happy" ~ :)
  17. hollymm

    hollymm Me, 'in' a tree.

    Sleeping a lot and so must admit I've been feeling a little low. Hadn't been on the lap top for a few days. Came back on yesterday and fiddled around a bit. Feeling better today. Not a "boo-hoo" thing - yay! Been in the house for a week or so. Gotta get out there today as supplies are low. I'll take a couple of my anxiety meds and be on my way before too long.
  18. Gina05

    Gina05 Guest

    Hope youbstartnfeeling better soon, holly. :)
  19. AnneT

    AnneT New Member

    How did your outing go holly?

    I'm trying a slight reduction in my remeron (30 mg to 3/4 of that tab) to see if that reduces my morning anxiety. Eventually I want to get off it and wellbutrin to see if that reduces my migraines and vertigo.
  20. hollymm

    hollymm Me, 'in' a tree.

    Hey Anne and Gina too. The outing was a success! I actually went out today too. It was unexpected so I was a little anxious. My grandaughter wanted me to pick her up at school cause she wasn't feeling well and so I, lickity split, went down to pick her up. Problem was she was no where to be seen. I waited for about a half hour, went in the school to find her and then came home. Then, of course, she called me up to ask where I was!! She said she kept checking to see if I was out there... What do you think? I'm thinking she was fibbing and just got busy with her friends and thought I'd sit and wait until she was ready to come out.

    It kinda hurts that the only time I really hear from her is when she wants something...never just a visit, it's always some emergency that she suddenly needs Nana. Oh well, she's gonna be one that learns the hard way - like me :)

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