Thank you doctor,
I was visiting several doctors per week because of my health anxiety. I believed that I had ALS as I had frequent muscle twitches. Also, I was experiencing vibration feelings under my feet. So, I saw three different neurologists and they prescribed me Duloxetine 30 mg for my neuropatic pain like feelings and especially for my severe anxiety. After starting Duloxetine, I thought I need to confirm it with a psychiatrist. It has been just two weeks on Duloxetine when I visited the psychiatrist. I told him I have extreme anxiety and it comes and goes in weeks. For instance, two weeks I felt too bad and following five weeks I was fine. Also, the mood swings are getting more frequent in the last weeks in the same day. He told me that Duloxetine might worsen my anxiety and so I need a mood stabilizer like Risperdal. So, he gradually raised the dosage to 1 mg in three weeks and after two months he cut Duloxetine. He gave me a long time period to change the medication as he knows I am also too anxious about this medicine change.The horrible thoughts are I am going to lose my mind and get out of control, my partner would leave me for my mad thoughts and Why am I feeling extreme depersonalization, am I going into a psychosis?
I started Duloxetine 30 mg and two weeks after that I added 0.5 mg Risperidone. I used it about one month. I said to my psychiatrist that I feel anxiety-free with Cymbalta and low dose Risperdal. He was thinking that the relief was due to Risperdal. He gradually stopped me using Cymbalta and raised Risperidone to 1 mg per day. When I stopped using Cymbalta I began feeling anxious again. When I knocked his door, he told me if the anxiety gets higher we would add more Risperidone.
My OCD symptoms were if I wear my bad-luck T-shirt, then my day would be awful. Also, I was experiencing severe depersonalizations too. And, I used to think what if I lose control and harm myself or my loved ones. Yes, I am taking Levothyroxine and my blood counts were not bad. Now, I wonder if I can restart using Cymbalta or would it really make me go crazy? I think I need to quit Risperidone, but I do not know how to. I am taking Hydroxyzine 25 to 50 mg per day in the last few days. I feel dizzy, but do not want to stop it as I cannot stand this bad feeling.