URGENT FOR 6/27 DR ANDERSEN: only - Hi its margo HAVING SEVERE ISSUES TODAY with lorazapem.I was trembling–intermittently/ panic
–It got hard to type.
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6/22 FRIDAY reduced one dosage of lorazapem./ switched to oral ATIVAN /& kept 1 LORAZAPEM pill – had SEVERE shaking when took first oral ATIVAN dosage.
6/21 SATURDAY- continued oral dosage- NO sleep that night
6/22 SUNDAY -from morning switched back to all LORAZ .pills, slept 4 hrs –
645am 125/113 p 93, dizzy, dehydrated, chills
6/25 MON– had sinus congestion – by night gone – slept TOTAL 6hrs-
6am 132/114 80 113/85/91 before 7ampill 1//7/84 p 74 10 to midnight woke up 127/92 p88 125/94 p76 4:45am shakes chills, strange dreams
112/88 p85, 5am-116/88 p78
6/26 TUES – woke up shaking, chills – had quick crying spells but by 1pm felt good
THEN STARTED THE PROBLEMS – LAST NIGHT ----panic-----11:45pm 134/102 p83,
1am 125/92 p62 AFTER PILL- SLEPT 4hrs -from 1am to 5:30am.
******6/27 WED- (today) – THE WORSE because they were ONGOING and CONSTANT symptoms--- hasn’t let up since 5:30am- shaking, panic attacks, nightmare
Q- SCARED AT WHAT EXPERIENCED TODAY----IT has never been So SEVERE On a ONGOING basis.
FINALLY after 1pm pill – I had relief.. (It is 3pm).
Q- why the severity? My psychiatrist says he never had people with these withdrawal symptoms and intensity. He says quote-“ strange that you are having this intensity now.” He said call at 4pm if no relief and I should decide if I want to try some medication called Klonopin.
Q- He believes when I am in distress-- change medications.
After having bad time with ATIVAN , the last thing I need is more upheaval.
Its is 3pm and ok now. 1pm pill has kicked in.
Q- Please explain about Klonopin . You never recommended any drug change. I trust you the best. What do you attribute the severity which was ONGOING today with the symptom of PANIC/ trembling- being the primary ones. Will I have to battle them again the next few days?????
Q- obviously not comfortable to make another taper!
Q- are these bizarre symptoms like my psychiatrist thinks? You are the expert in this field.
TODAYS SYMPTOM REPORT
5:30am – major SHAKING& trembling on and off ALL DAY ------125/96 p 86, 122/96 sp 80 sweat, bowel movement
7am – PANIC 128/114 p75 135/106 p75,
Lay down to rest 8am –
awoke 8:15am – PANIC---158/94 p89, 122/99 p76
9am 122/92 p62- PANIC
10:30am- DOZED 10 min then had nightmare
got light feeling & tired 116/87 p66
Noon ANXIOUS 121/85 p65
After 1pm pill- dehydrated.numb legs, chills
1:15pm 117/84 p 68 ---
********3:30pm – not having panic, just tightness in chest, chills………
6/19 NEW THYROID REPORT
T4 free .88 range .70-1.24
Tsh 2.41 range (.32-4.05)
T3 2.81 (ref range 2.4-4.2)