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i just wish the reinstatement would do something to alleviate just a little of the constant panic. i've been taking the prozac since january and the only difference i've seen is the depression has eased a lot (but i'm not sure if that's because i changed my bp meds).

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puthappinessfirst
2 hours ago, thecowisback said:

i just wish the reinstatement would do something to alleviate just a little of the constant panic. i've been taking the prozac since january and the only difference i've seen is the depression has eased a lot (but i'm not sure if that's because i changed my bp meds).

 

I can relate, you're not alone. Ive been back on meds since the beginning of the year and the fear, panic, looping thoughts,  paranoia are the worst.

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Sassenach

Hi

 

Nice to see you back.

3 hours ago, thecowisback said:

i just wish the reinstatement would do something to alleviate just a little of the constant panic. i've been taking the prozac since january and the only difference i've seen is the depression has eased a lot (but i'm not sure if that's because i changed my bp meds).

The depression has eased a lot is massive, try and keep calm and the rest will follow.

Power back is right. Write down your questions and how you feel there is always reassurance to be had on here.

 

Stay calm, stay cool😎

 

Sassenach

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thecowisback

💙💚💛💜

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Rosetta

Thank you for your post.  I hope you are doing ok tonight. - Rosetta

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thecowisback

hi, still fighting the ocd but overall not too bad xxxxxx

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Sassenach

Hi TCiB

 

Great news.

 

Keep fighting but gently🙄.

 

Most of all stay calm and think good thoughts.

 

Sassench

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thecowisback

trying really hard but the panic this afternoon is unbearable 😰😰😰

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Rosetta

For what little it helps right now there will come a day when it is less often than not that you feel panic and anxiety to the degree you are now.  Symptoms fade away, and when they come back in a wave it can seem as if they are full-force again, but usually I can appreciate much later that the intensity was lessened or the duration was lessened.  

 

All you can do right now is distract as much as possible.  I know that's hard.  Reading a book or watching a show can expose you to issues that make you anxious or worried about new things.  However, just going outside and looking at the clouds or plants or listening to the sounds might help.  A hot bath was always my best choice and Epsoms salts may help, too.  I also used a shoulder wrap that can be warmed in the microwave.  The warmth helped to calm me a bit.  

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thecowisback

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thecowisback

how weird - i've been trying to post on other topics but keep getting and error message. i also tried to pm chessicat to see what was going wrong but that wouldn't send either. is anyone else having problems posting at the moment? 

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thecowisback

it was a question regarding the filler in home made liquid. i tried tagging a few mods in the post so i wonder if that's where it was going wrong. 

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powerback
7 minutes ago, thecowisback said:

how weird - i've been trying to post on other topics but keep getting and error message. i also tried to pm chessicat to see what was going wrong but that wouldn't send either. is anyone else having problems posting at the moment? 

this happened to me yesterday ,it did my head in lol.it fixed itself eventually .how annoying hey .

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thecowisback

gremlins! 

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Sassenach

Hi

 

Stay calm and let it wash over you.

 

I presume you have tried the happy thoughts routine.

 

Rosetta is right, I find calm music helps and I may be old enough to be a hippy but I was never that cool.😎

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thecowisback

😆

i'm actually coming out of a huge wave right now. i had no sleep at all last night and have been driving my family crazy for the last couple of days seeking reassurance. 

i upped my prozac a few days ago so i wonder if it's the fallout from that again. 

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thecowisback

wow- i actually had a wave lasting from yesterday evening until this morning - that's the first night i haven't been kept awake by intrusive thoughts for a couple of years! (though ironically storm hannah kept me awake instead 😆)

normal panic mode has now been resumed but i did get a glimpse of how things should be 💙

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RichT
20 minutes ago, thecowisback said:

wow- i actually had a wave lasting from yesterday evening until this morning - that's the first night i haven't been kept awake by intrusive thoughts for a couple of years! (though ironically storm hannah kept me awake instead 😆)

normal panic mode has now been resumed but i did get a glimpse of how things should be 💙

 

TCiB,

 

that’s wonderful news! I hope you have more experiences like that!

 

R

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thecowisback

😂 sorry, yes a window!!

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direstraits

happy for you,tcib...there is hope!

xx

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Sassenach

Put it in your diary so when things are not so great and it seem a long time ago it will remind of how recent it really was, once they start they get slowly more frequent.

 

It may be your updose is now at the best level and things are starting to settle down. I really hope so but give it time. The higher the dose the longer to taper off if that is eventual goal. I know, stating the obvious but when the brain fog sets in we do not always see the obvious.

 

I am now eight weeks since reintatement at half original dose, have been cold all day with temperature dysregulation but still much stronger than a few weeks ago.

 

Be patient, stay calm and remember the windows.

 

Have a good weekend

 

Sassenach

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thecowisback

Thank you both 😊 today has been rough but I'll keep plodding on XX

 

 

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thecowisback

I hope the windows get longer for you!!!

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TCIB so sorry for your tough week. 

Glad you had a little window 😊.

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thecowisback

i've had a really odd day. last night i slept until 6 am - absolutely unheard of for me!! i woke up this morning with no intrusive thoughts whatsoever. this lasted until i ran the kids to school then when i got home the intrusive thoughts hit once again. 

i've had a really rough day with panicky feelings all day. i hope this is a sign that maybe the prozac is starting to lessen the panic? that's two good nights i've had in the last 4 days!!! 

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today it feels like the crushing despair is back. i feel really low today and everything i have to do in life just seems too overwhelming. this is how i felt back in january when i caved and reinstated the prozac. i hope today is just a blip and this crap isn't returning. 

😩😩😩😩

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powerback
1 hour ago, thecowisback said:

today it feels like the crushing despair is back. i feel really low today and everything i have to do in life just seems too overwhelming. this is how i felt back in january when i caved and reinstated the prozac. i hope today is just a blip and this crap isn't returning. 

😩😩😩😩

This can be crushing ,dig deep ,having a heavey day of anhedenea myself ,ninutes feel like hours and so on .

Take care .

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Altostrata
On 4/29/2019 at 8:50 AM, thecowisback said:

that's two good nights i've had in the last 4 days!!!  

 

You increased Prozac to 5mg April 5, correct? Given Prozac's long half-life, it can take several weeks to reach full effect.

 

You may still have some rough spots as your nervous system accommodates.

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Sassenach

Stay positive it is only 7 days since your last updose, if you look at your previous post something seems to be changing.

It was 10 days before I felt any benefit but 7 weeks in and really feel I am getting better.

You can do this, stay determined.

 

Hugs from north of the border.

 

Sassenach

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thecowisback

thankyou  💙

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thecowisback

today has been hell so far. pounding heart, racing thoughts, blurred vision, feeling faint. i've been trying hard to defuse the intrusive thoughts all morning but it's been really hard. i feel exhausted already from the overwhelming panic i've been feeling all day and it's only mid afternoon. 😵😵😵

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Stay strong, thecowisback, my thoughts are with you. 

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thecowisback

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RichT

Stick with it TCiB, your updose is still taking effect. Keep going! I’m sorry it’s so tough.

 

R

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