I haven't posted in awhile, but today was super weird and discouraging and maybe someone will have shared in my experience.
I've been on the forum for about 7 months. My anxiety is intricately linked to chronic illness and my struggle with that. I have yet to find a proper diagnosis or see the right doc, but I am treating it as onset (after a terrible URI or Covid last Feb 2020) case of esophageal dysfunction. I struggle with neurogenic cough/throat-clearing, breathlessness, intense globus sensation & fatigue. My anxiety is triggered from my anxiousness over these symptoms; all tend to get a person kind of worked up.
Currently, I am taking low-dose amitryptaline (20mg daily) to potentially help repair any nerve trauma to my throat. This is generally considered a much lower dose than what people take when prescribed amitryptaline for an antidepressant or anti-anxiety. As a serotonin booster, I figured maybe it would help with both. It helps a bit with the cough/throat-clearing, but has also left me even more fatigued than before, massive dry mouth (to the point of discomfort) and sometimes just leaves me feeling bleah!
Overall, my anxiety has been very good. More good days than bad for sure in the last month and I've finally honed my spiritual and mental game to the point where I feel some success pushing back against this (lots of prayer, too!)
Today was just strange. Out of nowhere. 2 big panic attacks. One while reading to my son. One later at work. Panic attacks have been primarily non-existent for me since early Fall. These came on like a freight train and pounded me into submission before I knew what hit me.
What was so weird is that they weren't the normal panic attack. There was no trigger. I used every tool that I generally use and I was able to eventually get through, but these almost felt like massive, plummeting & intense mood swings with no trigger that I could self-assess.
I've started looking up side effects to amitryptaline and noticed that mood swings was there (as well as common side effects plaguing me.)
I could use some feedback if anyone has a minute. Has anyone had any experiences with panic attacks and fatigue on amitryptaline?
It was just a discouraging day and it's been hard to face that I'm not on top of it like I thought I was. I have a baby on the way in 2 months and it just has me sad in general. I worry that I won't be 100% together for my new little one. :(
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