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Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« on: June 16, 2014, 02:44:18 PM »
When I open my eyes I feel the huge feeling of panic and worry which keeps me lightheaded. Sometimes it feels as if I am not living but I'm just there. I take Xanax and feel ok for a few hours. Early to mid afternoon I feel awful again almost as bad as waking in morning. Have no choice but to take xanax. Feel giddy , eyes feel slow, lightheaded like crazy, and some head aches or pains. Four months. Wonder if it's MS or something. Would I be blind? My doctor said he would know by urine tests for diabetes because I mentioned it. Tumor.... Or anxiety or something that will go away on it's own I can't figure it outtttttt.
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 04:40:32 PM »
I really do wonder wonder if it's MS doing this with my eyes
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 04:47:42 PM »
Would my dr have seen pressure into eyes with the light the optic nerve or whatever? I found my eyes like going crosseyed or wierd when staring at sonething
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 06:01:26 PM »
I'm sure he would have seen something.


My eyes feel like they are going crossed too when my sinuses puts presuure on my forehead and eyes.
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"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 06:13:58 PM »
My ENT said my sinus are clear and no allergies.
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 06:56:37 PM »
Well I'm sure it's anxiety. It makes me feel all kinds of *****.
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"The only illness that we can't accept is hypochondria."

"Never Google, everyone will catch an invisible tumor!"

"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 07:02:12 PM »
How many hours do you sleep a day? I used to feel the same way after waking until i started to sleep atleast 8 to 10 hours at night
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 08:08:13 PM »
I'm u every two hours bad sleep and Xanax only thing that Helps me feel normal
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2014, 08:13:17 PM »
You need to be working with your doctor to taper off your Xanax.

Did you do any research into the drug you're taking daily? As I've said multiple times before, research benzodiazepines and their affect on your anxiety and the long-term risks of using them. You're looking for answers as to what causes your anxiety but you're also using medication which is directly linked to anxiety as a side-effect. Baseline/original anxiety source is what should be worked on. You cannot even get to this point until you're tapered off the Xanax.
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2014, 08:14:55 PM »
As bad as your situation seems now, It gets easier just try to get some more continous sleep and it will get better as you go along. And the eye things is normal, I feel as if though I cant focus them and they get crossed  but its most pronounced when Im tired.
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2014, 08:23:03 PM »
Ive been having the horrific anxiety whenwaking too. Its also bad in the evening. I just wish it would stop!!!!!
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2014, 11:02:08 PM »
its the zanax. You need to wean off it. If you wean off properly you won;t have withdrawal but you will experience a time period of not feeling right with increased anxiety as your brain returns to normal function... it has to do with GABA receptors. The zanax is making you worse. THat's how it works. It creates chemical dependency. Get off that toxic crap now before it's too late, but get off slowly with the help of your doctor.
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2014, 06:40:39 AM »
I greatly appreciate the replies. I'm assuming you guys feel that my eyes and lightheadedness is from the Cana and increased anxiety? (Feel good on Xanax) but feel awful when it wears of after four hours and when I wake up. MS would leave a Mark or pressure in iptic nerve and I think my DR would have saw it ? My DR is weanin me off the Xanax he said it's going to take some months.
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Re: Anxiety horrific upon waking and at 3 pm
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2014, 07:41:32 AM »
It's not MS.  It's the xanax.  Just keep repeating that to yourself.  This will stop once you have had some time to wean off of the xanax. 
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