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  1. Thread: Agoraphobia

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    I have it. I have trouble with anxiety on...

    I have it. I have trouble with anxiety on flights and travel. Sometimes less than others. I'm fine on elevators but sometime riding in a car is not easy. Funny deal. Thank goodness for Valium...
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    Mine is like 48 since I'm a runner. My docs says...

    Mine is like 48 since I'm a runner. My docs says "good", you have a strong heart so keep it up". Alankay
  3. Yeah stay away from MSG and nutrasweet. Alankay

    Yeah stay away from MSG and nutrasweet. Alankay
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    Yeah ask about zoloft. I'd see how that helps...

    Yeah ask about zoloft. I'd see how that helps and go from there and you should be seeing a pdoc not a GP for this. Alankay
  5. Thread: Health

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    After all those tests I'd say your heart is fine...

    After all those tests I'd say your heart is fine and anxiety is you issue just like I used to have. Have you seen a therapist to talk about your anxiety? Alankay
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    There is no "test" for that and I'm sure anxiety...

    There is no "test" for that and I'm sure anxiety is your core issue and I'd give those meds a try. You're anxious and fixated on the possibility of schizophrenia for whatever reason and that's just...
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    ALL AD's can cause a temp increase in anxiety...

    ALL AD's can cause a temp increase in anxiety before working to lower anxiety and are generally very safe if taken as rx'd. Alankay
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    I'm a runner have have a low heart rate too...

    I'm a runner have have a low heart rate too because it is so well conditioned. Docs always tell me to "keep doing what I'm doing" as my heart(and yours too I sure) is very healthy and strong and why...
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    Chuckle.....sorry. Alankay

    Chuckle.....sorry. Alankay
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    .5 mg is a base dose I would say needing 1 mg is...

    .5 mg is a base dose I would say needing 1 mg is not unusual. I used it for years and it was an anxiety killer for me.:)

    Alankay
  11. Thread: Help Me Please

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    If were schizophrenic you likely would not be...

    If were schizophrenic you likely would not be here questioning these as fears, etc. You sound very acutely anxious and your imagination and energetic mind are running wild. It has happened to many...
  12. Thread: Librium?

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    Yeah less potent, longer acting and a tad slower...

    Yeah less potent, longer acting and a tad slower acting but...... still a benzo. High dose will be like xanax potentially but that's not what the doc wants. Alankay
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    Just got back from the Emerald Isle in Oct and...

    Just got back from the Emerald Isle in Oct and always love it!!
    Anyway anxiety(distress/fear) and psychosis are very different things.
    I bet you're anxious. I can see where if a person has no...
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    Skip a day and see if that makes a difference and...

    Skip a day and see if that makes a difference and talk to your doc. This is common and may pass but skipping a day once a week might help for now. Alankay
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    Sounds like a bit of depression mixed in which...

    Sounds like a bit of depression mixed in which case a bump in the zoloft should help. You're dwelling on these thought and it's a mild form of obsessing. We all realize these things but most don't...
  16. Thread: Medication

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    If you can hang in there I would stay at 10mg as...

    If you can hang in there I would stay at 10mg as it's about to start working. If you cannot tolerate it for sure, drop it or ask about adding a small amount of a benzo like klonopin just for a week...
  17. Thread: Benzos

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    For the truly anxious a god send if used...

    For the truly anxious a god send if used properly. An AD should also be tried at least for a while but benzos are used because they work and work fast for the vast majority.
    They are not the...
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    This can be hard as I can't say if you are...

    This can be hard as I can't say if you are resisting the therapist or you're just scared. Know this, it will never go anywhere unless you let her in and pull down those barriers. Yes it's hard but...
  19. Let me ask you, look at the world around you,...

    Let me ask you, look at the world around you, people included and factoring in the good and bad, the mean and nice, beautiful and ugly, do you really believe this is all an accident?? It...
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    Claire, if you can tolerate the anticipatory...

    Claire, if you can tolerate the anticipatory anxiety before and the anxiety of the event you should go for it. The key is "taking the worst", seeing you can handle it and it will get better. Odds...
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    Yep, too much thought and energy on anxiety as a...

    Yep, too much thought and energy on anxiety as a topic is not good for many. Focusing on things outside ones self is great. Alankay
  22. Thread: Help!!

    by alankay
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    It's anticipatory anxiety. Had it when I got my...

    It's anticipatory anxiety. Had it when I got my wisdom teeth out and it was a piece of cake. In and out of sleep and it was fine. They will watch you like a hawk while you're under to make sure you...
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    I did. Like you I read my own bad press. Beat...

    I did. Like you I read my own bad press. Beat myself up. Boring??? Bull. You are just worried about this all and like I did, spend more time beating myself up over "perceived" flaws that were...
  24. Thread: Remeron

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    Love the pic 13th.:)

    Love the pic 13th.:)
  25. Thread: Remeron

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    .5 mg off klonopin is a low dose and for high...

    .5 mg off klonopin is a low dose and for high anxiety and might need to be higher. At some point the doc and you need to decide what's worse...hideously high anxiety or using klonopin to lower...
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