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  • #16
    Re: Meds for anxiety

    No need to be sorry, Ellie. This is a place that you can share your feelings. Yes, many of us get fed up at times with our HCM. I'm glad this message board is a place where feelings can be shared.
    Linda
    Onward and Upward !

    Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
    Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
    ICD 10/08

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    • #17
      Re: Meds for anxiety

      Hi Heather,
      I take medication (zoloft) for anxiety/depression. I have done very well on it. The thing is it does take time to get into the system and adjust to it, but not long at all. I don't like the side effects of a lot of these drugs, some like ativan can be addictive. Talk to your Dr. and he/she will be able to help you. Sometimes, it's trial and error but once you find one that works you'll be good. Counseling is another way, meditation, yoga etc. Hope you get some relief!

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      • #18
        Re: Meds for anxiety

        My GP recommended trying Zoloft. I am starting it today, 50 mg. She says this is one of the milder ones. Gets into your system pretty quick and doesn't tend to make you gain weight! So, we'll see!
        Heather, 43, non-obstructive HCM, dx'd at age 14, AICD implanted 11-02, PVAI ablation done for a-fib and a-flutter 5-2010. 2nd PVAI done for a-flutter and a-tach 3-2014. 3rd PVAI for a-flutter June 2015, dr forgot to reset ICD settings and I went into vt and almost died, July 2015, July 2015-started tx work up, October 2015, put on list in Dallas and tx'd on November 14, 2015.

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        • #19
          Re: Meds for anxiety

          I was 38 years old when the same thing started happening to me... PANIC!!!

          I think in my case it was hormonal changes due to the start of peri-menopause... Those hormonal changes were really strong.

          I went to counseling, I took medication -- it was the pits.

          The one thing that really helped me was - not religion - but reading the New Testament of the Bible. I started in the Book of Matthew and kept reading. I don't belong to a church.
          But, reading God's word was the only thing that brought me peace. I started really studying the Bible the past year and a half.. I have more peace now than I have ever had in my life.


          Medication may help - I took Zoloft -- it was awful for me. I had to stop, but it does work for some people.
          I was nuts for a good 5 years - some months were better than others - and some days were better than others.

          In a woman's life -- she goes through 2 hormonal life changing times -- One when we turn about 12 or 13 yrs old -- and the other when we turn 38 or 40.
          We "clean house" so to speak of all the stuff that we had been through during our 20's and 30's -- and change into a more mature woman when we get past our child-bearing years.
          If we don't address the issues of our past -- the panic will remain and it will get worse.


          It's a part of nature.... Men go through it too, but they buy sports cars, or play tons of golf.


          (Oh, and to add -- having HCM doesn't help.)
          Last edited by Eileen2345; 07-01-2011, 02:08 AM.
          49 yrs. old
          Diagnosed at 31.
          Cardiac Arrest 2003, RF Ablation in AZ, no positive result -
          First ICD 2003 - In 2006 lead went bad, abandoned lead, threaded new one & new generator
          Myectomy 5-5-05 at The Cleveland Clinic - Dr. Lever & Dr. Smedira -heart surgeon.
          Currently have Grade 2 Diastolic Dysfunction with pulmonary hypertension & pulmonary edema.
          My brother passed away suddenly at 34 yrs old from HCM.
          2 teenage children, ages 17 and 15.

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          • #20
            Re: Meds for anxiety

            Hi there,
            I wanna know about the best one product relieving anxiety and got better one relaxation....
            Xanax is best one I heard in this regards but which one .25 or any other, I am much depressed and
            can't sleep much better....
            San Francisco Weight Loss

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