Anxiety and depression primary care

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Avatar n tn I recommend that you try your posting in Family Practice or Undiagnosed Symptoms and make an appointment to see your primary care provider. Best of luck, -Dr. Parks This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
Avatar n tn Question (1) I have been on approved FMLA Leave for what was diagnosed as severe depression and anxiety- "short term memory loss" due to a hostile and threatening workplace. I had a supervisor who was like a dictator who got up in your personal space, make up bogus charges on performance evaluations and verbally threated me when there was no one around in the office to hear or witness what was going on.
Avatar n tn I hope this information helps to alleviate some of your responsibilities. It's very important that you (her primary care giver) are rested and taking time to take care of yourself as well. If you run yourself down you will need so don't to take care of you too! So make sure you get rest when you can and take care of yourself. I hope things get better for both you and your wife.
Avatar f tn I'm afraid of taking it because I take seizure meds (carbamazepine) and I am now taking Diazepam as needed. Do you believe as well that this is in fact all due to anxiety and depression and not something else. Also, I need to know if this medication is the only option for me. And does Paxil interact with Diazepam and does paxil interact with carbamazepine? Does carbamazepine interact with diazepam and vice versa? Please help! Write me back!
Avatar m tn When it was my daughter suffering from depression and anxiety (20 yrs old) I made sure she saw a primary care doctor then a specialist, a therapist and a psychiatrist including driving her there and keeping track of her appointments. I followed their advice on what to do, in her case when it was bad I had to be with her 24 hours a day and take control of her medication and car keys. Now she's doing better and doesn't need that level of monitoring.
1559289 tn?1294753213 Thanks so much for responding what anxiety med are you talking about? i take pristiq 50 milligrams and xanax as needed but if there is something better please tell me!! maybe i can suggest it!!
Avatar n tn I went though so many tests most of the MD's telling me I was crazy sure all of a suden I went crazy and got depressed after playing tennis five days a week and working out every day and leading fullfilling working and active life I decided I wanted to live in my bed and get high heart rates and anxiety and depression and tremors and headaches and lose 40 lbs and not be able to sleep b/c I had nothing wrong with me but depression and anxiety I refused to give up I actually spent one month in a
Avatar f tn You could be the luckiest person in the world and still be depressed because the chemical levels in your brain are messed up. I have anxiety/depression, and I know for sure that my anxiety at least is chemically based, because when I started taking medication (Pristiq) nearly all my anxiety instantly went away. I would seek help from a psychiatrist, medication and therapy together have proven to be the best help possible for depression.
Avatar m tn In some states (the one I mentioned above, being only one), the patient is assigned a therapist and a primary care doctor and no matter how they like (fit) or agree with the treatment, that's what they get, because that's the "standard of care" in that state, which is only the minimum of the care. This is a state run (Medicaid) program, not H&H services...
Avatar f tn I had mentioned in an earlier post I had gotten very sick and it threw my whole body off with the Riba and the anxiety. I am starting with a new doctor end of January. I finished all tx dec 22nd 24 weeks.. I got through the last 10 days with the help of my primary care doctor. God Bless his soul. He was there for me more then my hep doctor. My hep doc was only good as long as I was doing good which I was, it was that last mile I had a problem.
Avatar f tn I found another anti depressant that suited me just fine and got rid of depression, anxiety and panics. It was the beat meds I ever took. So if you really find you are not improving, talk to your doctor, and he may put you on another anti depressants that suits you better. There are a lot of anti depressants out there now, and it is a matter of finding the one that suits you best.
Avatar f tn I never had an understanding of depression and always felt like it was a choice and here i am in the depths of it and now know first hand this is not a choice, believe me if i could just smile and be happy i would just love that, but i unfortuanetly cant force my happiness. I am so sick of the mental and physical pain that i endure on a day to day basis, call it weak minded but thats what i am.
Avatar f tn I really wanted to respond, but I really didn’t know what to say, and I didn’t want to sound patronizing. From what you’ve said here, your primary complaints seem to be anxiety and depression, and your doctor’s response to your worsening of these symptoms was to intensify the progesterone application.
941766 tn?1257800201 I am glad that you are seeing a psychiatrist instead of your primary care physician to help manage your anxiety / panic. I am also glad that you have found comfort in your religion. However, it is inappropriate to protheletize on these forums. All the best..
Avatar n tn Anxiety and depression can certainly cause all of those symptoms that you describe. My first question is, have you gone to see your primary care doctor to express your concerns? Odds are overwhelmingy stacked in your favor that you are fine physically, and he/she will refer you out to a mental healthcare professional. Confronting these feelings and this pattern of thinking is a very good way to understand this in my experience.
449946 tn?1205493932 I was told my two doctors that I am suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and I would like to know what the symptoms are.
Avatar n tn If you have any doubts about that, you should consult your primary care doctor and get another referral. The picture you present does not fit any neurological diagnosis and can certainly be from extreme anxiety. You know whether you are anxious or not, so you are the best judge. Give the medicine a proper trial and see if it works,and increase the dose under supervision.
778037 tn?1377989800 My psych said that it would take two weeks for my moods to improve and that if they improved and my other symptoms did not, then to call my primary care. However it seems logical to call my primary care now that my moods are stabilizing already. Please let me know what you think. Thank you, K.
Avatar n tn Unless you are going to harm yourself or others doctors will not just admit someone. I'm not sure if you are referring to a primary care doctor or a psychiatrist, and I'm unsure which gave you that diagnosis. What you should do is talk to a psychologist about what is going on. See how that goes and if they recommend a psychiatrist. You seem to have a ton of anxiety so talking with someone and seeing why you have it is a good step forward.
Avatar n tn The one good thing about having both depression and anxiety is that so many meds really treat both, as they are classed as antidepressants. Many people get confused and think, "but it's an antiDEPRESSANT, so it won't help my anxiety". No one is quite sure of the exact mechanism behind WHY they work for anxiety, but they do, in many cases. If you haven't tried anything yet besides the Inderal, then you have lots of options.
Avatar f tn Pulse irregularity, weak pulse, fast pulse, slow pulse, chestpain, dizziness, and strange feelng at pulse points in my wrists and pulsing sensation in my leg, Very worried. Please advise. I have had anxiety and depression 20 years, i've had this 4 months but docs and friends all say its anxiety related.
Avatar n tn I have recently been diagnosed with depression. I also have issues with OCD (Pure O) and ANXIETY!.. I am now convinced im going mad im so scared about it! The past couple of nights i've been scared of going to sleep i cant quite explain why but i've been having panic attacks before bed time coz im so scared! i feel like my mind may be playing tricks on me. ive tried a few sleeping pills, none of them are strong enough to knock me out before i start panicking.
Avatar f tn That's what is called an anxiety attack where you need to lay down and that still doesn't make it all better. Anxiety and depression cause these symptoms to your body and mind. 5mg of Lexapro is actually very low, I'm at 10mg and like I said, you will feel better eventually by seeking some help or something to help you with your anxiety and depression either be meds, or meditation relaxation classes. Those are also often recommended.
Avatar n tn I know he says he has feelings of anxiety and that his life feels out of control sometimes. I've asked him to stop drinking, but I'll be honest that isn't about to happen anytime soon. He seems open to getting different drugs to help him out, but I'm having a hard time getting him to see a psychiatrist who might be able to give him the right kinds of meds. I had a boss many many years ago when I was working a summer job, that would just snap.
Avatar f tn I've been battling issues with depression and anxiety for about 10 years now. I feel like I've wasted so much of my life and when I start thinking about things it makes me sad and frustrated. In December, I had surgery (gallbladder removal) for the first time ever. Prior to that I'd never really had any health issues. Made it 25 years and had never even had blood drawn. Going to doctors has always given me a great deal of anxiety so having to deal with that really started my downward spiral.
8271896 tn?1531760974 It all scares me and that's why I have such anxiety. I understand that the anxiety can lead to depression and I've been there before. I'm trying not to let it all get me down and hopefully my psyc. doc can help me avoid that w/out antidepressents. And, yes, I do have my faith, Judaism, but I don't get to go to services very often because I have to get a ride from a friend when she goes. I go to a fledgling Synagogue that doesn't even have it's own building yet but it is in progress.
Avatar f tn My husband suffers from Bi-Polar and usually leans to the depression side of it all. He had terrible intrusive thoughts and they controled his behaviour and mind to the point that the worry was debilitating...meaning he worried about his salvation, money, house, family, etc and felt hopeless and at times suicidal. Last year, I talked him in to going to a facility for a week to get his meds situated...he was reluctant, and scared, but it helped.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety 7 years ago and put on Effexor. I also have bi-polar depression. I'm still on it and my bloating has been so much worse in the past 4 years... I just thought it was becasue of the constipation the Effexor causes. So far, I have done research on Candida, hormones, food allergies, and even thyroid to try and figure out what is going on. Sometimes it's so bad, I can hardly walk. I'd like to find out more about this with anxiety.
Avatar n tn When I was finally through the withdrawals from those medications which made me dysfunctional beyond my normal episodes of depression and hypomania, I obviously did not feel good. The depression and anxiety came back with all that lovely lack of motivation, panic attacks, etc. I then turned to street drugs and tried just about all of them, and hated all of them... except opiates.