Saturday, September 23, 2006

A Xanax Moment

I think I need some Xanax.

Why? Well, we’ve just found out that we will be moving to China.

Oh, don’t get me wrong, I am actually feeling very excited about this new adventure. But I’ve some trepidation about the transition. Been getting tension headaches the last couple of weeks while awaiting final news (which we received this past week) on this.

Things like the kids’ schooling: how they will adapt, whether there will be continuity in what they are studying here & what they will be studying there, the timing of the transfer - should we let them finish off the school year (which ends middle of next year) before moving them over (but then this would involve some logistical acrobatics as A’s new position starts next month) or transfer them in the middle of the school year (i.e. Dec!!!) so that the whole family stays together.

Things like what to do with our home: Sell? Or rent?

Our (very old & large) dog with a few health problems – a heartbreaking decision will have to be made here.

I think I had a mild anxiety attack last night while thinking about all this - slight chest tightness with a sensation that I couldn’t quite inhale completely. It lasted only a few seconds.

A. doesn’t understand why I get all angst-y (that word again!). I guess that’s the “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” thing going on. We women tend to think things through to the bone, gnawing over every small detail ESPECIALLY anything involving our children & their well-being. Guys? They just breeze through, with the attitude that they can conquer any obstacles in their way as long as our immediate needs (Food & Shelter) are taken care of.

Breathe, aliendoc, breathe…

2 comments:

Xanax Prescription Medication said...

My name is Wendy Angus and i would like to show you my personal experience with Xanax.

I am 45 years old. Have been on Xanax for 2 years now. In working with a wonderful doctor and therapist, I have learned Meniere's Disease is an anxiety=provoked condition, and is the worst thing I have ever suffered in my life. To manage this, I take a low dose of Wellbutrin everyday and have a 1mg Rx for Xanax, which I am supposed to take 3x-a-day, but to be honest, I usually only take about 3-1mg a week, so only taking it when I honestly feel "too anxious". I also take Meclizine for the Meniere's attacks and those are only as needed as well. I feel the Xanax is better to have around than not, for my personal conditions. It took me a long time to balance out my meds, and taking too much xanax feels as horrible as the withdrawl can be, as I've experienced both. Now, after much time in getting to know what my body needs and how I am feeling (like with anxiety), and removing the 'stigma' of having to take a drug to manage my conditions is now over, taking just a few pills a week seems to work beautifully.

I have experienced some of these side effects -
It makes me very thirsty (dry mouth) but seems to work well in combination with other drugs for my conditions with no ill effects.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Wendy Angus

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