I have atrial tachycardia, too, so there's not really anything I can do to stop the episodes. The thing is, I just don't know what to do anymore.
There's never ever been a period in my life where I've been totally free of anxiety, so I think I am one of those people who will probably always have to take some kind of medication.
I could really use some advice, because I've just about reached the limit of what I can cope with.
Although I'm in no immediate danger of ending my life, life does seem pretty pointless.
Up until the last year or so, my panic disorder was relatively controlled.I was on that combination for 5 months or so, but it was horrible, so I came off both.I have tried one antidepressant from the following classes: SSRI, SNRI, TCA, and Na SSA, so no one can say I haven't given them a good go.I have also been experimenting with metoprolol (a cardio-selective beta blocker), which my cardiologist gave me for the heart problem.It does help with the anxiety, but I'm super sensitive to meds that lower my blood pressure and I don't think I can get it up to a therapeutic dose to block panic attacks. I am never going to take another antipsychotic again, and I'm not too keen on the idea of mood stablisers or anticonvulsants (assuming that the last two even work for panic at all -- the evidence seems pretty sketchy).
Hello everyone, First of all, sorry for cross-posting.