Author Topic: Severe head anxiety  (Read 882 times)

[Buddie]

Severe head anxiety
« on: March 10, 2019, 06:14:49 pm »
I知 3 years off benzo and 1 year off remeron and my anxiety killing me.
My head is nonstop thingling burning and I知 keep putting ice on my head for 1.5 years now but is not getting any better.
Losing hope and I知 crying all the time.
Is ever going get better??? I知 waiting for a long time..
Anybody in the same boat?
Or I知 alone in this and it is some neurological damage what never going to heal and I need some medication.
Love and healing to you all
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe head anxiety
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 06:49:09 pm »
It seems like we each have our crosses to bear, [...]. Mine is blood pressure. I never know what's going to set it off and am scared out of my wits every time I take it.

Probiotics is the latest problem I have. I'm sorry I told you about that. It seems that it causes increasing anxiety for me, and so I have to stop it.

Just want you to know that although I don't share your head problems, I have my own that are driving me crazy with fear.  :hug: :hug:
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe head anxiety
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 07:59:19 pm »
Severe an unbearable anxiety too, My head is tight and tinnitus so loud, I am already deaf so don't hear anything else, The pressure is too much. I wish something would help, but there is nothing I know of. Hard to take at almost 74. How can anyone live this way.
I am so sorry Nova you have been suffering so long. I do understand,
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe head anxiety
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 08:41:25 pm »
Yes, i have severe anxiety and panic attacks. Still after 3 years off clonazepam.
I have generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Will be trying a SSRI soon because i'm so done with it. I believe it's unnecessary to keep suffering for years.
If psychotherapy like CBT doesn't help and you wish to live a fulfilling life then sometimes there's no other option than taking psych meds. It's either that or living a shitty life.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe head anxiety
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 09:07:45 pm »
Nick that's a long time off the benzo and still suffering. Did you taper down? I have tried to use CBT. but the therapist agreed that I am just not receptive to it. I was told I had GAD and anxiety, which are now 100x more severe now from the Valium which did not help at the low dose I was on, and now the tapering. I live with this all day every day. Just too old to keep coping and don't know what to do. I could not tolerate an ssri, Tried a tiny dose when in hospital for 3 days and I went into a spaced out hysterical state within an hour and then dry heaving for several hours. Awake all that night and so sick. You however are way out from the benzo and not tapering off, so you may be ok. I think my CNS got so messed by the valium that I cannot cope with the increased stess to my delicate system. They may help you though. I don't know. It's all a gamble I surely wish there was something that would bring this down, because I am at the point where I would take it.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe head anxiety
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 09:04:39 am »
Yes, i have severe anxiety and panic attacks. Still after 3 years off clonazepam.
I have generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Will be trying a SSRI soon because i'm so done with it. I believe it's unnecessary to keep suffering for years.
If psychotherapy like CBT doesn't help and you wish to live a fulfilling life then sometimes there's no other option than taking psych meds. It's either that or living a shitty life.
So sorry to hear you suffering too . How you able to deal with this anxiety? Are you functioning? I知 completely disabled.
Are you using any natural supplements for anxiety.?
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe head anxiety
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 12:28:07 pm »
Nick that's a long time off the benzo and still suffering. Did you taper down? I have tried to use CBT. but the therapist agreed that I am just not receptive to it. I was told I had GAD and anxiety, which are now 100x more severe now from the Valium which did not help at the low dose I was on, and now the tapering. I live with this all day every day. Just too old to keep coping and don't know what to do. I could not tolerate an ssri, Tried a tiny dose when in hospital for 3 days and I went into a spaced out hysterical state within an hour and then dry heaving for several hours. Awake all that night and so sick. You however are way out from the benzo and not tapering off, so you may be ok. I think my CNS got so messed by the valium that I cannot cope with the increased stess to my delicate system. They may help you though. I don't know. It's all a gamble I surely wish there was something that would bring this down, because I am at the point where I would take it.

Yes i tapered down, took me almost a year to get off the clonazepam.
Some people just need psych meds, it's either that or suffer for life. I don't want to suffer any longer, that's my choice. So i really hope the SSRI works for me, otherwise i'll have to go through the whole mill of experimenting with different meds like SSRI's, SNRI's, TCA's, antipsychotic whatever works.

I'm making adjustments to my life so i can live stress free. That means basicly living frugally, work intensively on my psych and letting go of my dreams. It's very hard to do, letting go of my goals and dreams. But i'm damaged now, the harder i purchase my goals and dreams the sicker i become.

Like you my CNS is complety screwed. I believe i have neurological iatrogenic damage from the benzo's. I've been on a plateau since 2 years so the damage is permanent.
My main problem is with stimuli. Like playing a computer game or really focussing on something causes my CNS to go haywire, i then feel just like in acute.
ICan't cope with any form of stress.

Had i never taken that ciprofloxacine antibiotic then i would be enjoying an amazing life at the moment... I wish the doctor who pushed me to keep taking that damn antibiotic dies in a very painful way.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe head anxiety
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2019, 08:40:43 pm »
Nick that's a long time off the benzo and still suffering. Did you taper down? I have tried to use CBT. but the therapist agreed that I am just not receptive to it. I was told I had GAD and anxiety, which are now 100x more severe now from the Valium which did not help at the low dose I was on, and now the tapering. I live with this all day every day. Just too old to keep coping and don't know what to do. I could not tolerate an ssri, Tried a tiny dose when in hospital for 3 days and I went into a spaced out hysterical state within an hour and then dry heaving for several hours. Awake all that night and so sick. You however are way out from the benzo and not tapering off, so you may be ok. I think my CNS got so messed by the valium that I cannot cope with the increased stess to my delicate system. They may help you though. I don't know. It's all a gamble I surely wish there was something that would bring this down, because I am at the point where I would take it.

Yes i tapered down, took me almost a year to get off the clonazepam.
Some people just need psych meds, it's either that or suffer for life. I don't want to suffer any longer, that's my choice. So i really hope the SSRI works for me, otherwise i'll have to go through the whole mill of experimenting with different meds like SSRI's, SNRI's, TCA's, antipsychotic whatever works.

I'm making adjustments to my life so i can live stress free. That means basicly living frugally, work intensively on my psych and letting go of my dreams. It's very hard to do, letting go of my goals and dreams. But i'm damaged now, the harder i purchase my goals and dreams the sicker i become.

Like you my CNS is complety screwed. I believe i have neurological iatrogenic damage from the benzo's. I've been on a plateau since 2 years so the damage is permanent.
My main problem is with stimuli. Like playing a computer game or really focussing on something causes my CNS to go haywire, i then feel just like in acute.
ICan't cope with any form of stress.

Had i never taken that ciprofloxacine antibiotic then i would be enjoying an amazing life at the moment... I wish the doctor who pushed me to keep taking that damn antibiotic dies in a very painful way.
The problem with psych medication it can work and it can backfire on you.you will n ver know until you try.
I tried a few and I had very bad reaction right away. I can稚  try anymore bc it can kill me my body is so weak.
I hope it will work for you.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe head anxiety
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 10:06:49 pm »
Yes, i have severe anxiety and panic attacks. Still after 3 years off clonazepam.
I have generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Will be trying a SSRI soon because i'm so done with it. I believe it's unnecessary to keep suffering for years.
If psychotherapy like CBT doesn't help and you wish to live a fulfilling life then sometimes there's no other option than taking psych meds. It's either that or living a shitty life.
So sorry to hear you suffering too . How you able to deal with this anxiety? Are you functioning? I知 completely disabled.
Are you using any natural supplements for anxiety.?

No, i'm not really functioning. I try to do work for a few hours a day with high anxiety, some days i can't work at all.
I'm using chamomile tea, that helps me sleep but doesn't touch high anxiety or panic.
Propranolol really helped me but the med. turned against me since a week ago, i can't use it any longer.
Baclofen helps to relax my body a bit when my muscles are so tense it hurts.
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[Buddie]

Re: Severe head anxiety
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2019, 05:45:47 am »
Yes, i have severe anxiety and panic attacks. Still after 3 years off clonazepam.
I have generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Will be trying a SSRI soon because i'm so done with it. I believe it's unnecessary to keep suffering for years.
If psychotherapy like CBT doesn't help and you wish to live a fulfilling life then sometimes there's no other option than taking psych meds. It's either that or living a shitty life.
So sorry to hear you suffering too . How you able to deal with this anxiety? Are you functioning? I知 completely disabled.
Are you using any natural supplements for anxiety.?

No, i'm not really functioning. I try to do work for a few hours a day with high anxiety, some days i can't work at all.
I'm using chamomile tea, that helps me sleep but doesn't touch high anxiety or panic.
Propranolol really helped me but the med. turned against me since a week ago, i can't use it any longer.
Baclofen helps to relax my body a bit when my muscles are so tense it hurts.
I tried l- theanine for 2 days for severe anxiety and is backfired on me too. I can稚 even fall a sleep my head pain so severe.
Baclofen is muscle relaxer?

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