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Accepting anxiety disorder

anxiousrobbie1960 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited September 2022 in Mental health and wellbeing
Hi it’s been a hard road for me accepting that I actually have an anxiety disorder.I have been on a strange medication for 10 years called periciazine only 2.5 mg which was given for menopausal reasons. Only after trying to cease taking it that I now have constant nausea, stomach ache and headache with a general feeling of awfulness. I’m back taking it but can’t seem to feel any better. After reading some discussions on nausea I totally understand the inability to take and swallow other meds as I continually gag. I have been told I have reflux and I gag every day taking my nexium. My nausea sweeps over me randomly and I’ve had it for 4 months and I’m fatigued. The only thing that helps is a strange tea called johar Joshanda which comes from Pakistan . I’m off to see a psychiatrist this morning and I guess he will want me on new meds which I’m terrified about. Anyway thought I’d share.


  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,504 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @anxiousrobbie1960 :) 

    Thank you for joining, and for telling us about your situation. I've moved your post into our category for discussions relating to mental health and wellbeing for now. 

    I hope that your appointment with the psychiatrist goes well this morning! Let us know how it goes, if you feel comfortable sharing that.

    Did you stop taking your other medication gradually with the support of your doctor, or was it something you did by yourself?

    I can struggle to swallow tablets too, though for different reasons. If this is something you're worried about, I'd encourage you to raise it with your psychiatrist or pharmacist. 

    With some medications, it's okay to cut them up into smaller pieces, or crush them into food or a drink. You should always check whether this is okay with a medical professional. 
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  • ProudMumForever
    ProudMumForever Community member Posts: 235 Pioneering
    @anxiousrobbie1960 , hope youre ok .
    I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder 19 months ago. Even though in the far reaches of my mind i knew , it still hits you like POW ! 
    Only in the last month or so ive become less in denial of it , even though ive had 3 increases in one of my meds since the initial starting dose. 
    When im agitated and unsettled and my mind is racing i feel nausea and have bad tummy ache  and gag a lot . Thats when i know i need to go to my room and just close the door and slow my breathing down, try and focus on something in the room and have an hour or so of self care . 
    Its not easy is it ? But im thankful for any help offered to me . 
    I hope you will come to realise that you are not alone even though it may feel like that . Take care.

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