Anxiety and depression handbook

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Avatar f tn I have lived with Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder for 23 years and have taken Prozac, Zoloft and Lexapro. Prozac makes me irritable, Zoloft made me sick and more anxious, and Lexapro made me too tired and took my libido away. I am 3 1/2 years sober from alcohol. Any suggestions on a medication that might help?
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1448936 tn?1363206346 I got this great book, The Stress Management Handbook- Strategies for Health and Inner Peace, and it has an extennsive list of symptoms related to anxiety. I hope the next time someone is getting anxious over a symptom they can check out this list and realize just how much havoc anxiety can wreak on our bodies.
2064754 tn?1333375663 There are different types and classes of medication that people are prescribed for anxiety and depression. There are faster actiing meds like Xanax and Ativan that are used on an as needed basis and are usually prescribed more short term and then there are medications like Zoloft and Prozac (SSRIs) that are prescribed more long term and taken on a regular basis. While these are only two types, there are also multiple other classes of medications that are used in the treatment of both.
Avatar n tn Hi all, im 32+3 weeks wth my first and really starting to struggle with the idea of labour I have suffered from anxiety and depression in the past and scared of going back down that route as im constantly thinking negative thoughts about things going wrong in labour. I lie awake at night just going over and over it in my head then im ridiculously tired the next day because ive had no sleep which in turn makes me moody, emotional and lethargic.
Avatar f tn I was the same way depression and anxiety before pregnancy I stopped cold Turkey on my meds when I found out I was pregnant and I am riding it out I don't want to get on medication I want to protect my baby but my dr said it's worst not taking medication that the baby feels the stress hormones.
Avatar f tn I suffer from anxiety and depression. More anxiety then depression (I think), I've had it all of my life and I could always pretty much control it,up till about 12 years a ago. I've seen countless drs and therapist and have not gotten much help. I have uncontrollable feelings of panic,fear,and excessive worry ALL the time. I also have no energy,not even to shower or do "everyday" things that normal people don't even think about.
Avatar f tn You will go through this for some time. Real time. Months and maybe a year or more. The subs are known to cause depression and yes your brain is healing. While you are on any opiates your body stops making seratonin. It's your natural happy drug. It takes a long time for your brain to realize that it has to start making it's own natural pain killer again. You may experience anxiety and depression and even have some aches and pains that you never had before.
Avatar f tn She tends to ease My anxiety and depression. But husband is my rock and helps so much, never makes me feel bad for the way I feel and always helps and comforts me. Hope you ladies can find the same or a way to help cope with this awful feeling.
Avatar f tn I'm currently taking zopiclone for sleep been taking them for ten days. Can I just stop taking these? I've been diagnosed with depression and anxiety I'm also currently taking propranolol and fluoxetine.
Avatar n tn I have been on various forms of different anti-depressants which also help some anxiety. The longest medication I was on was Effexor XR for maybe 8 years. Over that time I developed an alcohol problem. Since then I quit alcohol without a problem, however, I am currently in the midst of a major depressive episode due to a break up of a relationship. I went off Effexor 6 months ago and my doctor put me on 150 mg of the Zoloft generic and also started me on Wellbutrin generic.
Avatar f tn I have chronic pain and a degenerating spine i had been suffering from both depression and anxiety when i found out i was expecting. I've learned to reach out and talk to a professional as well as know there are medications available-if needed. So far, I'm holding my own.
Avatar f tn Jeeperoonies, do I ever identify with that. Just waiting for sleep.. and then in the morning I'd lay in the sack for anywhere from one to six hours, just dreading getting up and facing the day. Things that are supposed to make you happy (like your daughter getting married, with me it was a new grandchild) just didn't seem to have any meaning. I sure do sympathize with you. I'm not sure what fixed me up..
Avatar f tn I have had a problem with anxiety and depression pretty much all my life. I had been on some kind of medicine for about 5 years. I stopped my medication last year in March because my Medicaid was running out since I was about to turn 19 in May, my cut off date and I wanted to give myself a chance to feel all the withdrawals before it did. Ever since I have been pretty good at managing it. I hadn't felt depressed out of the blue, just when I was stressed in some way.
467208 tn?1207023292 I too and am on Zoloft and Ativan. Have you been talking to a good therapist? I had alot of trial and error with someone I felt comfortable with. Once I finally found one, I felt much better and made more progress. I know what it is like to lose your sense of identity and get frustrated, but in my opinion, the answer to your question, is no, I do not think you will feel like this forever.
Avatar f tn Is it true that we can have anxiety and depression at the same time? Sometimes I feel like I have both. I need to be on medication for this. I am already on a moodstablizer (abilify). What do you guys think?
Avatar f tn I started with the symptoms last week and I thought they would go away. My therapist said that my anxiety and depression would get better and I would have peaks and troughs, I guess this is a trough. I don't think the doctors know what to do with me and they are just hoping I come round on my own but this is the hardest time. I think i'll ring my therapist cos I'm a bit stuck in it. What are you doing about your job? Are you on sick pay? Do you think the tablets made you worse?
Avatar f tn she is suffering from depression and anxiety. her symptoms are crying for multiple reasons, no willingness to live, doesnt find happiness anywhere and in anything. she feels isolated from inside..she cries in front of whomsoever she meets in the entire day. she is under a lotof medication and almost 3 physchiatrists hav been changed in the process.
Avatar f tn dont worry you will be fine you just have to get over the depression and sort out the anxiety.. i know its hard its easy to say..
716699 tn?1234063820 Do anxiety and depression go hand in hand? I have bad anxiety, but other days it feels more like depression. the feeling of not being in reality or not being myself gets strong sometimes, but that could be either. I just wondered if maybe my anxiety was causing depression...or maybe i have depression causing anxiety..?
716699 tn?1234063820 Do anxiety and depression go hand in hand? I have bad anxiety, but other days it feels more like depression. the feeling of not being in reality or not being myself gets strong sometimes, but that could be either. I just wondered if maybe my anxiety was causing depression...or maybe i have depression causing anxiety..?
237053 tn?1258828426 I'm wondering if any of you take meds for anxiety and depression? I've had it on and off since getting sick, but haven't attempted to take anything for it yet. I'm so afraid of the side effects. However I've been taking Flagyl and think it's causing depression. Also am wondering if the dizziness/brain fog/ weakness could be manifesting from underlying depression or anxiety. I don't feel anxious or horribly depressed, but I know if can manifest in many ways.
1258608 tn?1269552597 Propanolol is a beta blocker so that sometimes can cause depression itself as it slows down heart rate. Think when the depression and anxiety began and your psychiatrist could see whether medications aren't treating it or may potentially have worsened it and adjust and/or change your medication as appropriate.
Avatar f tn feeling sad,then mad at everything, and my anxiety is back with full force today. what are the good vitiams and amino acids that will help with these and the best place to find them (and the cheapest). having problems with my computer for a couple of weeks and cant seem to get parts of this site to come up.about to go to work (which i feel for my co-workers today lol!!! but really) but any info i would love. thanks all, you are all in my prayers.
Avatar f tn I agree with the therapy recommendation, but also would make sure that you had an evaluation with a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Anxiety and depression ARE treatable!
Avatar f tn In my experience, anxiety and depression can go hand in hand. Sometimes, it can be like the chicken and the egg in my opinion and sometimes I wondered what came first, but I believe my anxiety led to my depression. Are you still seeing your psychologist? I know for me it was extremely important to continue through therapy during the good and the bad days. You will get through this. Keep us posted!