Anxiety disorders are linked to low levels of Serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical and neurotransmitter in the body. Serotonin regulates: mood and social behavior appetite and digestion sleep memory sexual desire and function There is a link between low serotonin levels and anxiety and depression. For this reason, one way to control an anxiety disorder… Continue reading Why You are Losing the Anxiety Battle!
Week 3 on Pexeva and Xanax XR and NO CHANGE! I added another professional to my team of doctors. I realized that my Obstetrician, whom I LOVE, has to deal with women's health issues all of the time. My husband had become friends with him, because of fishing, of course. My husband gave him a… Continue reading Getting a 2nd Opinion
I had never thought about suicide before and never considered it myself, but as each day went on, I began to understand why someone would want to end their life. I could understand how someone could get so exhausted and so depleted, after months of feeling something horrible, that nobody could understand. I could understand… Continue reading Week 2 and Xanax XR
I call it a restart because I tripled the dose of Pexeva. This is week 1 on the "right" dose. Every day and night is the same as the last and it is getting old and exhausting. Racing heart, shortness of breath, nervous stomach, blah, blah, blah!!!! I am sooooo sick of it. One day my husband… Continue reading Restart Week 1 on Pexeva
The next day I called in sick at work again. I was going to meet the psychiatrist at 3:45pm and was not feeling well at all. I spent the day the way I spent most days. I was nervous, sick to my stomach and my heart was racing. Again I hadn’t slept the night before.… Continue reading Week 2 – Meeting the Psychiatrist
Today was the day I met the psychologist. She was a very nice, older woman. I felt comfortable talking to her, but her office was small. I could hardly breathe in this SMALL office, but I guess having an episode right at that moment, would be perfect. That way, she could see all of the physical changes I… Continue reading Week 2 – Getting Answers!
The panic attack hit me on a Monday. I called in sick to work on Tuesday and Wednesday. By Thursday, I still felt nervous and nauseous. It was not a typical butterflies in the stomach feeling. It was more like I had just come face to face with King Kong, or worse the clown from… Continue reading Lower than Rock Bottom
Post Partum Anxiety and PanicAfter the birth of my daughter the heart palpitations increased in strength. Any time I went out of the house, I had a looming fear that I was going to "feel bad". I was afraid that something was going to happen to me. I was all too familiar with the sensations I… Continue reading Hitting Rock Bottom with Post Partum Anxiety
Panic Attacks as a ChildAs a child, I would have episodes of palpitations and weakness. I would become very pale and my hands would become very cold and clammy. It would feel as if I was going to faint. I would sit down for a bit, drink something cold and slowly the feelings would go away. This would happen… Continue reading Health History