At the bottom of this post, I copied a section of the spreadsheet I kept during this awful time. I kept a daily log, but I hid rows to only show weekly, then monthly. It wouldn't fit otherwise! You will see that after two weeks on an SSRI, I reduced the Xanax from five times… Continue reading May 21, 2011 – The Worst is Over
February 27th, 2011 was a Sunday... 4 months since THE panic attack 3.5 months on Xanax 2 months since I had stopped working 1 and 1/2 months since I started Pexeva at the right dose. Tomorrow I go back to work and not much has changed with my condition. Xanax lasts 8 hours now, because it is the extended release one. I take… Continue reading My Psychiatrist Thinks I’m Ready to go Back to Work…
One thing I've learned is that routine is important. If I wake up without a plan, or daily routine, I overthink everything and then do nothing! There were a few years where my routine was wake up late, get the kids ready, take them to school, rush home, get myself ready and rush to work.… Continue reading Tips: Morning Routine (years later)
It is February 18, 2011. I would be heading to Sea World today, for a vacation that I had planned before these recent fearful events. I had been on Pexeva for about 1 month and 1 week now, still taking Xanax XR three times per day. Each dose of Xanax, is still four times the dose most… Continue reading Do you have to pee or not!?
According to my doctors, anxiety like other "mental" disorders are hereditary and I mostly blame my dad (jokingly). I often joke that everything that is "wrong" with me, I inherited from him. He agrees and then we both laugh. My dad is very funny and I am so grateful that I inherited his sense of… Continue reading Short Stories – My Dad
Anxiety Medication Takes Time to Work I have been on Pexeva and Xanax XR for 4 weeks. Most people start to feel better after 2 weeks. I have never been like most people when it comes to anything medical or health related. For example, I am allergic to some tree in Africa, that nobody else in… Continue reading Short Stories – My Husband