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Experience:  Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.
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I live alone and my nerves seem like they are killing me, I

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I live alone and my nerves seem like they are killing me, I can't sleep, I'm up almost every night. I had a good Dr. that understood that this runs in my family. My mother, sister Mary, and other family members. My sister Mary was diagnosed at the age 28, with a chemical imbalance. She has gotten straightened out over the years, but maybe its hit me at a later age, I'm 57.I did take a nerve pill that made me feel good and kept me relaxed, my mind was relaxed, I slept every night. But when I get on my disability my new Dr. I was assigned to took my nerve pills away. I need help so I can feel better, I have lost both parents mom in Oct 23, 2013 and dad June 2, 2012, now I live in there house. I can't help I am sick with my nerves, when I lay down at night, I turn over to go to sleep and all of a sudden I just start crying sometimes I feel like I'm crying on the inside, no tears, but when I get up the tears come. I have had panic attacks for a long time, my Dr. says he doesn't treat such a thing. I do not understand, he will give me 1/2 mg. Klonopin about 1 time every 4 months 30 of them. I did take Xanax from my main Dr. for 20 years, but they always helped me. I could get over my panic attack, I actually can feel a panic attack coming on. My siblings have just excused there selves from each other since we lost our parents, I have 2 brothers and 4 sisters,3 older sister, 1 younger 1, and 2brother. Our parents was married 63 years. I'm up tonight because I can't sleep. I have tried hot teas, herbs but they never seem to work. I feel as though my mind and body want slow down. If my Xanax hadn't been taken away i believe I would feel better, or I willing to try something else. I didn't abuse my medicines either, I have never done illegal drugs. Thank you for your time. SHEILA PETTYJOHN
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 2 years ago.
*This website DOES NOT constitute treatment and only provides information and advice. For treatment (therapy and/or medications) you must go to a licensed professional in your area. Please note that anything said here is not private or confidential, as this is a public forum. Hello, I am sorry that you are having this issue with your panic attacks an unable to get the prescription medication Xanax. But because this is purely a Question and Answer website (no treatment is provided), may I ask what exactly is your mental health question that I can assist you with?