I have been battling depression and anxiety ever since i was a teenager (I am now 31 years of age). After trying out Paxil, Wellbutrin and Zoloft over the last 5 years (always short term ) and disliking all of them, I have been on Effexor for the past year. I am taking 2 x 37.5 mg a day. Some side effects occured during this time, like increased sweating and sexual dysfunction, but all in all i was content and improved immensely. Also, seeing a therapist helps a lot. Everything was fine until 2 weeks ago. I ordered Xanax via the internet because i was about to take a plane trip and to move out of the apartment i was sharing with my boy friend at the time. i felt overwhelmed by what the future was holding for me ( just broke of a relationship, moving into an apartment by myself for the first time ever, being by myself, having to go onto an airplane ect.), so i thought that an anti anxiety medication would help me through this.
Now, after finishing the xanax i now feel worse than i did before. i never exceeded the max. dosis, but did take it infrequently, and now after i took the last dosage about a week ago i am suffering all kinds of symptoms up to a point where i feel physically immobilized. i don't know what brought this upon me and if i will ever feel normal again. i am starting to freak out.
i am unable to sleep due to muscle tension all over my body. my feet and hands are constantly cold. i am sweating excessively. i am twichy, nervous, irritated, uncoordinated, clumsy. unable to think and function straight. my sense of time is distorted. i feel like my energy sources are completely depleted. i have no physical strength whatsoever. i can't focus on anything. i am slow. detached from myself. developed a slight stutter. what is happening? what should i do?
is this going to stop?