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Clinical Study : Anxiety

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I mentioned that I was going to write a blog about this, so here it is!

I am participating in a clinical study for anxiety. So right now I'm either taking an anti-anxiety medication, or I'm on the placebo. The only bummer of which is that I think it's making me retain water. My weight has gone up slightly for no good reason and (don't read this if you don't want to know: my BMs have been super hard!) I've even been drinking extra water (16-18 cups instead of my usual 12-14)

I get to talk to a doctor each week, so that's been interesting. I got a free physical. They also took my blood and tested me for a bunch of things I've been wondering about. The good news : according to all of the tests I'm perfectly healthy except for having abnormally low blood pressure. The bad news : So I have no idea what's wrong with me then! If I'm perfectly healthy, why do i get lightheaded whenever I stand up, feel fatigued ALL the time, and haven't had TOM visit since the end of March? I don't know, but they determined that I'm still healthy enough to do the study, so it can't be anything too huge right?

I'll be participating in this study for the next three months and hopefully these pills will help me!
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    If you have low-blood pressure, that can cause light-headedness and even fatigue. I have lower blood pressure, and get dizzy when I stand up quickly.

    As for the TOM thing, if you have lost quite a bit of weight since then, it could be affected. If you were osing more than 5-6 pounds per month, your body may be protecting itself by stopping things. And if you exercise quite a bit, that can stop it also.

    Good luck, Liz
    3522 days ago
    amber , any Dr. should of told you that the lightheadedness is due to low blood pressure, my dr. said to keep track of your sodium and you may actually be low in sod. or potassium since you drink so much water , you may be flushing your system of important vits and minerals , whew your darned if you do and darned if you dont!!!
    3523 days ago
    Very interesting, Amber. Don't be threatened by your low blood pressure. You might look into taking a 500 mi cinnamon capsule. Cinnamon regulates blood pressure. it helps mine tremendously.

    Good luck on your next tests.
    3523 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    Best of luck girl. Hopefully they will help.
    3523 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    When you have STRESS, it will affect all areas of your body. I'm glad you are in the study and getting attention. YOU will help them, I'm sure. emoticon
    3523 days ago
    the lightheadedness and fatigue are likely due to the low blood pressure. My sister has it and it sometimes causes her to pass out without warning. TOM issues may be realated to that as well. Typically if something is wrong with the body-Aunt flo is one of the first things to get messed up.

    hope you feel better soon!
    3524 days ago
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