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Posted by lymetwister (Member # 19590) on :
 
I am Yawning so much from the Benzos. Tears of being tired keep rolling off of my face, yet the Anxiety is brewing like there is no tomorrow.

I can't sit still. It's not a panic attack and my heart isn't racing.

I do believe the IVIG is causing all of this as I'm still running low grade temps 99.3-99.6 which is way high for me.

Just took another 0.5mg of Klonopin despite being tired as I can't stand this anxiety.

Now I DON'T have a headache or vertigo or even the stiff neck thats been constant for the last 2 months. Go figure. I will never figure out this disease.

I hope and pray to god that the IVIG is killing. I don't want to go through this much longer.

LT
 
Posted by sutherngrl (Member # 16270) on :
 
I totally feel for you. I get that same kind of anxiety, (not as much lately). The kind where you are exhausted but filled with anxiety. Its a really weird kind of anxiety. And very miserable.

Hope you feel better soon!
 
Posted by Vermont_Lymie (Member # 9780) on :
 
Sorry that is happening. This disease is insidious. Today I started stephania tincture, and my anxiety increased too.

Sounds like the IVIG is revving up your immune system to do the killing. Try to drink a cup of chamomile tea and rest, and hopefully this anxiety will pass soon.
 
Posted by Cindy Ss (Member # 20797) on :
 
Isn't the anxiety a type of herx from abx?

Mine has been so bad at times with panic I thought I would end up losing my mind. I even told my family not to let me end up in institution. I told them to fight for me that it is Lyme disease and to treat it as such.

I changed abx and gave myself a 2 day break with nurses urging and it did get better.

Sarted new abx and am praying it doesn't come back like that. I have jittery anxiety but not in the mind yet. I think I could handle anything but that.

Feel so bad for you...

CindyS
 
Posted by lymetwister (Member # 19590) on :
 
As I have speculated a few times on here, I do think the IVIG is the culprit here.

From most of those that I have spoken to that have gotten IVIG, they received a far less dose than I have gotten (125gm).

Once again, things have changed on me today. Where did my stiff neck and severe headache go.

I took a nap as my body was aching so bad and woke up in a terrible sweat which I have never done.

Perhaps there is some good from the IVIG, but I tell you one thing, if there is, it is pure hell getting to the other end.

You can't pulse IVIG, once it's in you it's stays doing whatever it's doing for >80 days.

I was worried from the beginning that if it was gonna kill anything, I'd be Herxing constantly and this is what it does feel like.

I'm 30 days in since day 1, so I will just have to wait and see.

I can totally relate to the Psych thing. There have been a few times where I felt like I couldn't take it anymore and worried I would wind up there as I present as I'm losing my mind, but tonight is a god send as I feel normal again, can think clearly and at least for the moment, seem to have come out of it a bit.

LT
 
Posted by aubsdaddy (Member # 21128) on :
 
I feel all of you. I took 10 2mg xanax yesterday and it didn't even make me walk funny and still had bad axiety. chronic lyme doesn't exist? my a$$!!
 
Posted by farraday (Member # 21494) on :
 
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Originally posted by lymetwister:
I am Yawning so much from the Benzos. Tears of being tired keep rolling off of my face, yet the Anxiety is brewing like there is no tomorrow.

I can't sit still. It's not a panic attack and my heart isn't racing.

I do believe the IVIG is causing all of this as I'm still running low grade temps 99.3-99.6 which is way high for me.

Just took another 0.5mg of Klonopin despite being tired as I can't stand this anxiety.

Now I DON'T have a headache or vertigo or even the stiff neck thats been constant for the last 2 months. Go figure. I will never figure out this disease.

I hope and pray to god that the IVIG is killing. I don't want to go through this much longer.

LT


 
Posted by Dawn in VA (Member # 9693) on :
 
Have you ever tried using relaxation/visualizations CD's? I know it sounds cheesy, but they have helped me tremendously when I couldn't get the anxiety under control, w/ or w/out Rx's.

The Midwest Center (sorry, I'm not sure of their website) sells a couple of great ones. You could probably find this one elsewhere by now: my fav. is by Dr. Reid Wilson. I think it's simply called "General Relaxation and Visualization".
 


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