I'm a woman in my late 20's who was diagnosed with PTSD about a year and a half ago. I have been having extremely bad anxiety for about a week now, which was when I reduced the amount of Trazodone that I take nightly from 100mg to 50mg. So I am assuming that's what's going on here. But it feels so unmanageable at the moment. I'm at work, trying to be a productive member of the team, and this entire week has been so hard and I'm afraid that it won't alleviate. Lump in my throat, sweaty palms, literally been on the verge of crying for the past several hours. My GP recently became unavailable as he went to work for a very small private facility and it's hard to be going through this without a doctor I can trust, or that can confirm that I will feel better with time. I did consult with him before he left about stepping down off of the trazodone and he didn't seem to think it would be much of a problem.
I found this website and joined today for a couple of reasons:
1) I'm scared. I'm scared that I'm so anxious, that I can't control it, that I feel so out of it, that I haven't been sleeping well. Even though I am aware that this feeling is probably being caused by the trazodone withdrawal, I'm scared that it won't alleviate anytime soon.
2) I would love to meet some people who understand what extreme anxiety feels like; it would be nice to have a support system. It's nice to know, not that people have anxiety, but that it's not just me, and I'm not dying.
3) Today I've been having random moments of extreme panic where I immediately think, "I should just go to the hospital." That is expensive and probably won't result in much more than an Rx and advice to be patient. I thought I'd try here first.
Apologies for this being so long but I appreciate your taking the time to read it. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone, and being a part of this support network.