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  1. Hey there! I have been diagnosed with migraines to explain vertigo that started in 2012 on my honeymoon in Italy and lasted pretty much 1-2 years after that. It was off and on, more or less all of the time. I felt like a little boat tied to a dock. I went to several neurologists, and they said it was just migraines and put me on Topamax and then later switched it to Trokendi XR. Has anyone else experienced vertigo that lasted that long that someone said was just migraines?
  2. Hello all...so I'm not sure if I should be posting in the dissociative section or anxiety...I'm all over the place. But according to all the doctors I've seen, my derealization is caused by severe anxiety and OCD. Though no stranger to anxiety and depression, long story short, I had a bad panic attack in December. I haven't been the same since. For 9 months I've been stuck in a state of derealization, panic, anxiety, vertigo, brain fog, OCD racing thoughts, poor cognition, insomnia and subsequently depression. I NEVER get a break. I can't take it anymore. I have been to THREE inpatient facilities since December. Nobody seems to know what to do with me. Most at medications I've tried have made me worse. 5 weeks ago I decided to have my Mirena IUD (birth control) taken out in hopes that it would help. Well, it didn't. My symptoms have gotten worse. I've been having nearly daily panic attacks on top of my constant derealization and anxiety. My vertigo and derealization has gotten so bad all I can do is lay on the couch and shake. It's horrible. I am at my wits end. i have been reading up on rTMS therapy. Has anyone tried this? I Really don't know how much more of this I can take. I have a consultation for TMS scheduled for next week. I'm just afraid of it making my symptoms even worse. I would primarily do it for anxiety. I know that at this point it would be off label which kind of worries me. I just started DBT/psychotherapy last week. Hoping that will help:) Please let me know if anyone has tried TMS or has an option on this:) I just pray pray that the derealization and vertigo will eventually subside. It's been nearly 10 months straight of this. Seems like it's never going to end...that I'm going to be stuck in this state forever. Current meds: zoloft 50 mg geodon 40 mg ativan 1 mg 3x day minipress 3mg
  3. Day 5 of 10 mg of Brintellix. I got the dizzies 2 weeks ago while tapering off my Lexapro 10 mg, figured that was a normal side effect of withdrawal. But day 5 of B here and I am so dizzy I literally cannot stand up without feeling like I'm going to fall over. Anybody else have/had that? thanks!
  4. Hello all:) I'm new here. This will be my first post. I really need help/advice. I have always had a some OCD, anxiety and depression. I have had trichotillomania since I was 9. After giving birth to my son 10 + years ago I went through a hproblem 3 year bout of depression, but nothing would compare to what I'm going through now. 5 years ago I had a similar experience, but this time it is much worse. In mid October I stopped sleeping. Total insomniac. On December the 5th I went to pick up my prescription of lorazepam. The ONLY brand that worked for me (ranbaxy) had been discontinued (oh shit!) I went through four brands (qualitest, Watson, mylan and name brand Ativan) none of them worked, but afraid of withdrawal, I took less but kept taking them. On December 18th I could feel the same thing happening to me as 5 years ago. I was having dizzy spells, hyper, feeling the compulsion to pace and a racy mind. As the next few days went on, I was thrown into a state of depersonlization. The worst possible thing I have ever felt. Since then things have gotten worse. I have a constant headache, Im completely detached from reality, my body feels like it is shaking 24 hours a day, I have the "pit of doom" impending doom in my bellyconstantly, camt concentrate on anything, cant eat, can't sleep at all, (never have had this before) and when I do fall asleep, in quickly woken by terrors, the worst possible dreams ever. I am jolted awake sweating, heart pounding and my body is filled with extreme physical anxity. and my emotions are zapped. I have none which is unlike me. I don't know what to do anymore. Last time this this happened, the 5th month into it I started taking mirtazapine (Remeron) this drug was a miracle for me. I did not heal overnight, but it did give me my sleep and appetite back and I slowly got better, but never fforget mole tell back to my "old" self. I am currently on 75 mg. Zoloft, 22.5 mg. Remeron (doesn't help for sleep or appetite anymore) 25 mg geodon (I have the 5 mg pills compounded), and a VERY low dose of lithium (never tolerated it well, so I ended up on a tiny dose, equivalent to 100 mg. of liquid lithium citrate every other night- I know this sounds ridiculous, but I am EXTREMELY sensitive to medications and generally have bad side effects and almost always have adverese reactions to meds) I am dying to go to sleep. I believe that if I could start sleeping, I could slowly begin to get out of this derealizarion/depersonlization. But I can't find anything to help me sleep. Over the years I have tried almost all the sleep meds both typical and off label (ambien, lunesta, vistoril, tomazepam, benzos etc) and all spin me out and keep me wide awake Right now my husband is picking up a new script for seroquel. I took this 10 years ago and can't remember why I stopped (possibly weight gain not sure) and i can't remember what it did or didn't do for me. But I am hesitant because on December the 28th I checked myself into a psych hospital for 10 days and they tried it on me there (12.5 mg in afternoon 12.5 at night-because I'm sensitive) and it did nothing. I was up all night, so I'm not sure what it would do for me tonight? I want to badly to come out of this. I'm so scared. And I need sleep terribly. I'd anyone has any thoughts, advice or encouragement, I'll take it. I feel like I'm going to be stuck in this hell forever. *One weird side note is that I have started taking all my meds early at 5:30 in the evening. And even though I don't feel normal, they help relax me for a few hours. They usually kick in around 6:30-7 (soon!) and I am able to sit and watch some tv for a bit with my family. But the effects wear off at midnight (like clockwork) and its back to the same old. No sleep, but with frightening night terrors and up all night in a panic. I thought because the night meds helped calm me down that I should just try taking them in the day too. So I tried that while in the hospital, but it didn't work at all, may have made my symptoms worse:( I aslo tried switching my geodon and zoloft to the morning kept the mirtazapine at night, but this didn't help anything either Thank you for reading means a lot
  5. Hi Everyone, I have been on Paxil CR since mid February. I started on 25mg and then went up to 37.5, which I have been on for a month. I have been on this drug and dosage once before in the past and didn't have many issues in the beginning, mainly sweating, minor headaches, and some insomnia. I just have a quick question, I've been experiencing moments of vertigo since Sunday night. I noticed it when I got up in the middle of the night. I got up and for a few seconds I was very dizzy. I figured I just got up too fast and had been in a deep sleep. However, I keep getting this dizziness/vertigo when my head tilts backwards, if I lay down on a complete flat surface (no pillows) or if I tilt my head to the left. Weird? I've never had this before, but I know with Paxil in the beginning stages I normally get weird side effects that will last for a few days and then go away. Just wanted to see if anyone had any similar experiences with their meds? Thank you!
  6. This has been happening for about a month now. I have no idea why. I've thought about all sorts of causes - med changes, migraines, the works, but it's persisted through no med changes, tapering lamictal, no med changes again, and starting topamax. None of those states have had any effect on it. Any got any ideas? I had loads of really urgent stuff going on when I last saw my doctor, so this wasn't high enough on my priority list to make it into the appointment. I'm seeing my doctor again on Friday, so I will bring it up (providing nothing more urgent comes up). But until then I'm just curious if anyone has had something like this. Basically, I'll be sitting still and I'll get dizzy, feel like the room is moving, like the chair is rocking, or something like that. It's a bit freaky and uncomfortable. Thanks!
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