Chat Now!   Member Gallery    Member Articles    Games   Member Groups   Member Blogs   Health News    Bored?

Author Topic: Anxiety - physical symptoms but no worries  (Read 1213 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dan_76

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 27
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Finland
    • Poke This Member
Re: Anxiety - physical symptoms but no worries
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2014, 02:01:15 AM »
Nope, no SSRI's. Yet. But I am strongly starting to think that I should propose that to my GP and try them out. This cannot get any worse... can it? My biggest concern here is that the psychiatrist didn't put me on SSRI, so he must have had a reason. Which I think was that he didn't really believe that I am a mental case.

If I start SSRI I would really like to start them under more profound experience on those than what my GP has. He's experienced doctor, but seems like he is not really willing to make much decisions or even have discussion on the areas he doesn't feel comfortable with. In a way I think that has been good thing so far, because he has been referring me to several specialists. But now when we have ran out of specialists it's kind of dead end for me.

I have been thinking about that 2nd opinion, but to go somewhere else costs money and finding a good generalist that would really listen and take a moment to think is like finding a needle in a haystack. I have been considering to go to some internal medicine specialist on my own. With them there's slightly bigger change to find someone who listens. I am thinking that if this is something physical, internal medicine is the correct "department".
Bookmark and Share

Offline AncientMelody

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 733
  • Rec's: 15
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Anxiety - physical symptoms but no worries
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2014, 09:54:19 AM »
Yes, I agree that internal medicine would probably be a good way to go.  :yes: Good luck to you.
Bookmark and Share

Offline dan_76

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 27
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Finland
    • Poke This Member
Re: Anxiety - physical symptoms but no worries
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2014, 04:46:09 AM »
Little follow-up on me...

Had an appointment with internal medicine specialist. Outcome was that there's nothing serious (surprise!). He said that most likely I am suffering from sort of dysautonomia, but in my case it increases the parasympathetic tone instead of sympathetic, which would be more common. What is the cause... impossible to tell... maybe overweight, pre-diabetic glucose levels, sleep apnea.

Most likely I have concentrated my symptoms that much that it has caused me a sort of stress/anxiety disorder which in turn has worsened my condition beyond the normal effects of the dysautonomic condition. This was backed up by the fact that oxazepam relieved my symptoms.

I don't know how sound this is but I have to admit there's some logic in it.

I was prescribed 75mg of venlafaxine / day and continue the use of oxazepam as needed.
Bookmark and Share

Offline dan_76

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 27
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Finland
    • Poke This Member
Re: Anxiety - physical symptoms but no worries
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2014, 05:16:35 AM »
Still struggling a lot with this. Now my 6th day on the meds and I haven't really noticed anything except loss of appetite. I still feel that oxazepam helps a bit. It gives my mind some moments of relative clarity in between the continuous fog. I still feel physically weak all the time. Starting from the moment when I open my eyes in the morning.

Difficult to believe it could be anxiety. I just want to believe so much, because it would give me some reassurance that all this can and will get better. Now I am just wondering if this is anxiety or not. Well, I am certain there's some amount of anxiety, because oxazepam helps. Also, it would feel strange if a person with my symptoms without any explanation would not get anxious at all.

Little bit worried about the medication, because if it doesn't help, then I think I need to change to some other pill and get deeper into the medication world where it is impossible to tell if the symptoms are caused by side effects, withdrawal or something else.

But trying to keep the positive mood on.
Bookmark and Share

Offline forever young

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 219
  • Rec's: 0
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Anxiety - physical symptoms but no worries
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2014, 09:49:30 AM »
dan does your physical weakness come and go and sometimes worse than others? I started getting severe weakness after weaning off my meds for 2 months. I like you didn't feel anxious. I have been to a ER and several Dr  not finding anything wrong. I have since gotten back on my medicine it has helped some but now I have developed HA. I hope you find something that helps you
Bookmark and Share

Offline dan_76

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 27
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Finland
    • Poke This Member
Re: Anxiety - physical symptoms but no worries
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2014, 10:08:18 AM »
dan does your physical weakness come and go and sometimes worse than others?
It kind of comes and goes. At least it varies. This has made me believe there cannot be anything progressive disease behind all this, because sometimes I can almost feel normal and sometimes it feels like taking a shower is a huge ordeal.
Bookmark and Share

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
3 Replies
2832 Views
Last post October 07, 2012, 06:07:59 PM
by Mtracy
2 Replies
2025 Views
Last post June 01, 2011, 11:14:29 AM
by Speedman89
0 Replies
526 Views
Last post April 25, 2012, 10:51:59 PM
by Dudley
1 Replies
600 Views
Last post September 08, 2012, 03:19:00 PM
by sixpack
50 Replies
4500 Views
Last post April 13, 2013, 08:42:34 PM
by katinac73