Anxiety Medication Haze?

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Registered: 08-01-2004
Anxiety Medication Haze?
Wed, 12-05-2012 - 12:48am

Hi all, I'm new but I was wondering something.  I've dealt with anxiety and panic attacks all my life and at different points have been on medication.  I started this most recent round in August.  I was wondering, do any of you ever feel like your emotions are masked when you're on medication?  Like they're there, but they're behind a wall and you can't get to them?  Is this how people normally feel, is it what control of emotions feel like?  Maybe I'm just a little nuts, but I'd love to hear your input.  Have a great day!

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Registered: 12-27-1999
Wed, 12-05-2012 - 9:58pm

Welcome.  I don't have that same feeling when I am on my anxiety or depression meds.  In fact when I'm not on meds I sort of feel like you are describing or when I have to take heavy doses of antihistimines. 

What medications are you on?  I take Prozac for my depression and it controls all the other stuff too.  I also have asthma so I have those meds as well and do have to be careful with what I take. 

You know, now that I am thinking about it more, I once overdosed on a different medication for depression and felt that way.  It was accidental.  I was really sick and I took my regular dose three times in less than 24 hours.  

I would call my doctor if I were you and check and see if maybe your dosage needs to be adjusted or maybe you need to be on something different. 

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