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crazyhelp

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Hey just wondering if I can get some help asap because i can't get anywhere and i can only get help over the internet and im freaking out really bad. There's a list of questions I was wondering about at the very bottom. Anyway, Jumbled vision.
probably not from panic attacks because I have no history an I had a very stable mind set before this.
Or it could be anywhere from a tumour to anything but nobody wants to send me for tests or anything. I just feel like I would like a little sympathy and for somebody to maybe take an interest in this because I feel like its pretty serious but nobody seems to be taking all that serious. It's pretty hard for me to find a doctor or something to really try an do anything about it, They look at it like "Oh well if this guys crazy who cares, I'll have another patient and Its not me that has the problem, I don't know what to tell you, I can't help you" But they didn't even try to help very hard in the first place, didn't even look into it. It's my life, I don't feel like it's something to play around with. I’ll told my family doctor an he doesn't stop to think before he just says “here’s some Aptiva" go home.
Feels like I’m about to lose control of my mind. It feels like I'm on the edge and at the end of my life as I know it. Like I’m going to blackout an not remember or be able to control what happens
a buzzing dizziness, kind of like you had just enough beer to have a buzz on, but a little worse.
everything is a downer all the sudden like dark, its really scary.

I didn't take the Seroqeul because of the Anxiety attacks. I never had Anxiety before or anything wrong like that. I've never had any medical problems. I just started having them and I’m 21. It can't just start out of the blue like this right? There has to be something wrong that I can get rid of. Anyway, I took a Seroquel of my friends because he lied and said it was a sleeping pill. I was fine the next day except a little dizzy and then POW it kicked in and I’ve had it ever since. I feel like I'm going insane. I went to the doctor and before I could describe all the symptoms he assured me it was Anxiety or Panic and gave me 1mg Ativan, then told me to go home. He also however printed me off a sheet of a list of other things it could be that I should get tested for, I took the sheet the hospital and I got a doctor who was 85 and looked like he needed to be on medication. They didn't do any tests, told me I'd be fine and to go home. I tried to make an appointment for a psychiatrist or psychologist, can't remember which one. They made me wait 3 weeks, then the day came and I was so relieved, thought I might finally be getting some help but then they called on the day and said it was cancelled its going to be another 2 weeks, but I can't wait! I'm going insane! Now it is worse. What does a person have to do to get some help?! I had the perfect life before this and I just want it to go away, or at least know what it is, know how to control it, and not let it get any worse. I have a lot of symptoms that match Anxiety and panic but quite a few that I’ve never heard of in any case. I am very, very dizzy now and get a bad feeling that something is going to happen. I have a ringing in my ears and it is REALLY annoying. And I’m shaking a bit all the time too. It feels like when something is to quiet. I am really moody and irritated. My head and body is very, very numb and feels like something is going very wrong with my mind. It feels like I'm on some horrible drug waiting for it to wear off but it never does. I am confused and stressed. I can't focus my eyes. I feel pressure in my head and I get some headache's sometimes. It mostly kicks in at nigh time. But now it lasts all day and night, just much, much, MUCH worse at night. I'm terrified of turning schizophrenic because I don't know what that’s like so I cant tell. I know I’m not but could I be going there? I just want to sleep so I can wake up an feel a little better for a couple minutes. I have to go to bed at daylight before night time because I don't want it to kick in. and I just want to know what’s wrong with me. It kicks in horribly at night and when I start to fall asleep my body has these sudden twitches, like jolts! and I kick or something and then I can feel myself doing it and wake up. It's getting worse by the day. I don't want to take those Ativan because I heard it can make it much, much worse in the long run but I don't want to go without treatment and let myself go crazy. Because I heard it can get much worse without it. I'm also not even sure what is wrong with me. Could you give me some experienced help and opinions? It would be greatly appreated, thanks. I just want this to go away because I know realize my life was perfect before. I don't want it to be over or insane. I feel if I don't get some help today it will get much worse tonight.



These are some of the theories I've heard so far:


"Brain chemistry is so complicated, and still poorly understood. It could be that the dose of Seroquel tweaked something and changed the balance of neurotransmitters. some idea on ways to get back to feeling normal. Seeing a psychiatrist would be much more effective than just seeing a family practitioner. They don't study the brain too much which is probably why he mistaken your symptoms."


"it could be anything from a tumour to anything"

"You should have tests on your brain right away and I mean Now"

"Your Faking it"










Here is some info on Seroquel I found:


Seroquel is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain.
Seroquel is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression).
Seroquel has caused fatal pneumonia or heart failure in older adults


Stop using Seroquel and go immediately to your doctor at once if you have the following symptoms: fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, uncontrolled muscle movements, symptoms that come on suddenly such as numbness or weakness, severe headache, and problems with vision, speech, or balance.
You may have thoughts about suicide especially if you are younger than 24 years old. It is not safe for anyone who isn't bi-polar or schizophrenic to take Seroquel. You can cause harm to other's and also yourself. Your doctor will need to check you!

Call your doctor right away if you have any symptoms such as: mood or behaviour changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, confused, restless, chest pains, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself, mentally unstable to the point of breaking.

The bad news is, it may not be reversible. Warn others and try to get yourself of these meds. Admit yourself to a
detox program as your body has now become toxic as a result of the
drugs you have been taking.

So Should I take an Ativan? Will it get worse if I do? Will It get worse if I don't? What is wrong with me? How do I make it go away? What should I do? Can anybody help? Thanks alot.:scared:
 
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i would take an ativan and call my doctor. ive never heard of going crazy from a single dose of seroquel. but you havent told us enough really, how many days ago did you take it and how many mg's was it? i know they make 300mg tablets, and that would be very strong for you. it may very well last a few days. but i really dont know.
if you come out of this ok, stick to the weed. really, you dont want to stumble in here, it will suck you down. taking psych meds for the fuck of it is a REAL bad idea.
 
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I took it to sleep as I said above. I also already mentioned that I took the 75mg of Seroquel about 2 months ago or more. I'm thinking maybe it triggered something. I don't know. I just need some help. Anyone else?

Also, when you guys started getting it did it feel like you were going crazy and were you worried about it? Thanks again:cry:
 
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Hi Crazyhelp,

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing such a rough time at the moment. It sounds like you are really concerned with your medication, the side effects, and the professionals involved with you. I can only imagine how you must be feeling.

From what you have said and this is only my opinion as I am not qualified yet, it sounds like everything is all muddled at the moment and you are unsure of what to do for the best. It may be a good idea to discuss all of this with you GP first. You may not feel that you can or that they are not particularly helpful, but you can always print off what you have written here and give them a copy. This may help your GP to understand how you are really feeling. I know when I go to the doctor I can go because I have a cold, but end up being diagnosed with athletes foot. The reason is often because I dont always know how to articulate or express my needs and illness. Therefore, giving them something in writing can often have a more postive impact.

With regards to the medication, if you have been prescibed it, then you should take it. Don't believe everything you read online about side effects. If you have a concern you should go and discuss this with your GP or if necessary, your local hospital A&E.

The symptoms you have discussed such as the ringing in your ears and the quietness, in addition to your concerns about the professionals involved needs to be discussed with your GP. If you are not happy with their responses, you have a right to request a second opinion from a different doctor. You also have the right to see a doctor at your local hospital A&E (this may mean a wait, but if you are worried, it is worth the wait).

You mention that people appear to just fob you off. I wanted to say that you are right that it is your life, so you must make them listen to what you have mentioned here. You have the ability to clearly express how you feel and make them listen, even if it is on paper - you demontrated that by writing this thread.

The immediate advice you requested is very difficult to provide to someone online. If you feel that you need to get some advice with more urgency than this forum could provide, maybe you could get in touch with your local hospital. They will have doctors who can and will discuss these issues with you. This may not be what you want to hear, and I can only advise on the information you have provided.

I am sure things will settle down for you soon. I hope that you can be patient and be strong for yourself. Fight to be listened too - you have a great ability to get your point accross, so do not doubt yourself.

I hope that this helps a little.

Take care

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I would be suprised if one tablet would cause such symptoms so long after taking it..... I would suggest going to see your Dr explianing how your feeling and you may find just getting off your chest helps. I hope this helps. :hug:
 
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im sorry, crazyhelp. im not trying to be a dick, but often i dont have to try. of course it was a dumb thing to do, but i probably would have done it too, back then.
seroquel is given off-label for sleep. so he wasnt lying. 75mg's is still strong for the first time. but 2 months is a long time.
i can tell your very upset. i would take the ativan, friend. it will help that.
ASAP see your doctor. better yet, find a psychiatrist. tell them everything. i dont think there are any professionals here, but there might be.

ive been having hallucinations and depression since i was about 7 years old. but it was heavy drug use, particularly prolonged use of LSD, that sent me 'out there'. but everyone is different.

its very important that you see a doctor about this.
 
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I wouldn't have thought one pill could cause that kind of reaction. I took seroquel and still do from time to time and never get that reaction. Of course you shouldn't be taking stuff that isn't prescribed for you, it can be dangerous.

In my opinion you do present with a lot of anxiety symptoms. There is probably a trigger but it doesn't have to be immediately before - I've had stress reactions that kick in 18 months or two years after the event.

Try this for an experiment - follow the advice you were given for dealing with anxiety and see if it works. You have nothing to lose.
 
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I do have something to lose. It could get worse after the meds wear off as i mentioned. Or my mind could become dependant. Also, I just want to thank everyone and continue to comment and give your opinions because I still need all the info i can get. Also, do you think it IS Anxiety? and only anxiety? and what else could it be? Also, did anyone else feel the symptoms i felt exsactly or feel like they were going crazy? Thanks again.
 
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You seem to want answers that people don't feel they can give at the moment. People here have only their own experiences to go by so perhaps you should look around the rest of the anxiety board and see what's been said. There may be something helpful there but remember that while anxiety has common symptoms, occasionally it will throw up a lesser know symptom.
 
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crazyhelp said:
"Brain chemistry is so complicated, and still poorly understood. It could be that the dose of Seroquel tweaked something and changed the balance of neurotransmitters. some idea on ways to get back to feeling normal. Seeing a psychiatrist would be much more effective than just seeing a family practitioner. They don't study the brain too much which is probably why he mistaken your symptoms."
thats actually the best advice.
Dollit's as well. the Anxiety forum has a lot of excellent information.
have you been sleeping much?
 
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IMAO - I stress this is my opinion, although it is not unique. I think, & I have read enough, & had enough personal experience; to know in my own mind without doubt that psychiatric medication can be very damaging. This is not saying that certain drugs can't help certain people. But you don't generally get non "ill" people taking these type of drugs. I have yet to hear - "anti psychotics are great, they make me feel so good". If they were so good then "normal" people would take them. No - psychiatric drugs, especially the neuroleptics (anti psychotics), are amongst the most powerful mind altering chemicals known to man, seriously. Sorry if this sounds controversial, but I firmly believe that there should be far more restraint, choice & alternatives in regards to these matters; instead of the widespread & almost unanimous action of treatment with these drugs.

I don't doubt Crazyhelp that the drugs could have caused the effects you describe.

Get as much info as you can from both sides of the fence & do all you can to make your own informed decision around this stuff; it is your life & your body after all.
 
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IMAO - I stress this is my opinion, although it is not unique. I think, & I have read enough, & had enough personal experience; to know in my own mind without doubt that psychiatric medication can be very damaging. This is not saying that certain drugs can't help certain people. But you don't generally get non "ill" people taking these type of drugs. I have yet to hear - "anti psychotics are great, they make me feel so good". If they were so good then "normal" people would take them. No - psychiatric drugs, especially the neuroleptics (anti psychotics), are amongst the most powerful mind altering chemicals known to man, seriously. Sorry if this sounds controversial, but I firmly believe that there should be far more restraint, choice & alternatives in regards to these matters; instead of the widespread & almost unanimous action of treatment with these drugs.

I don't doubt Crazyhelp that the drugs could have caused the effects you describe.

Get as much info as you can from both sides of the fence & do all you can to make your own informed decision around this stuff; it is your life & your body after all.
Ok guys, simple opinions from now on, i know your not doctors. yes or no. I heard an abrupt stopping of taking Ativan can make you scitzophrenic and way worse. Why do they perscribe this stuff to people (ecpesially seroquel) But I heard if I go without treatment i could go off the deep end. I DON'T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS! If I take one for the night will that count as abrupt stopping an screw me up when it wares off? That's exsactly what happened with the Seroquel because both of the drugs work the same way. It mixes up chemicals in the brain. But its been 2 months already! It's not going to go away and it keeps getting worse but i want it to leave and im trying to wait for it to, also to see somebody perfessional but nobody can get help these days until they completley snap and its too late! Alot of Doctors aren't always the brightest and forget most of their studies as they age keep in mind. and their studies 50 years ago aren't up to date.
SIMPLE!

Should I take Ativan or not? What would you do?
 
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Ok guys, simple opinions from now on, i know your not doctors. yes or no. I heard an abrupt stopping of taking Ativan can make you scitzophrenic and way worse. Why do they perscribe this stuff to people (ecpesially seroquel) But I heard if I go without treatment i could go off the deep end. I DON'T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS! If I take one for the night will that count as abrupt stopping an screw me up when it wares off? That's exsactly what happened with the Seroquel because both of the drugs work the same way. It mixes up chemicals in the brain. But its been 2 months already! It's not going to go away and it keeps getting worse but i want it to leave and im trying to wait for it to, also to see somebody perfessional but nobody can get help these days until they completley snap and its too late! Alot of Doctors aren't always the brightest and forget most of their studies as they age keep in mind. and their studies 50 years ago aren't up to date.
SIMPLE!

Should I take Ativan or not? What would you do?
its very true that ativan is addictive and has some particularly horrid withdrawals. however, it takes time for most people to get addicted to that point. like a week or 2, anyway. i would take it. i honestly think you need a break from the stress of worrying at this point. but know that you cant rely on it forever.
 
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I found useful information here
 
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