I am a 31-year-old guy who has been living with panic disorder for 10 years now. Panic has taken over my body and last year was pure hell in my life. I was finally admitted in December and after that the anxiety has only returned. I wake up with streaks in my arms and legs and I feel pressure over my chest. I end up crying every day now. I do not feel sorry for myself and I train and go to work.
The anxiety has taken over so much that I am thinking hard about taking my life now. I have received medication in the form of Cymbalta 120 mg, Lamictal 200 mg, Mirtazapine, Fluanxol, and now the doctor also wants to use Lithium. I am scared of all these medications now and I am wondering if anyone has tried Lithium with any other medication. Has it helped and what are your experiences?
I received 0.5 mg of Fluanxol and I felt better for two weeks. Then everything came back. We increased the dose to 1 mg and I felt better for two weeks. Now I am on 2.5 mg and the doctor wants to increase to 3 mg. What do you think about all this? Can I add Lithium? It helps a little when I take Soboril but is afraid of becoming addicted to it so only dares to take it two times a week.