Curing anxiety and depression without medication

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Avatar f tn Hello, I've been suffering from anxiety and depression for a while, due to post partum, and the 2 miscarriages, I used to take zoloft which didn't help that much, I strated feeling better after 6 months of being taking it, some side effects came with it, headaches, etc.i decided to stop the medication becuse I was feeling much better.
Avatar n tn i have been suffering from depression and anxiety for 5 months now and i wanted to know if their was a natural way of curing this illness without the use of any drugs.
Avatar m tn do you have anxiety, and if so did you get rid of yours?
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 I have been expierencing severe anxiety and depression, i feel like nothing makes me happy and I feel like i wont be able to go on forever feeling like thie forever... I started 20 mg of celexa and it made me tired and didnt really help then i changed to 20mg of Prozac sometimes i feel better with it but more often worse than not. Does anyone have any suggestions for new meds or should i up the dosage??
Avatar n tn It's not wise to mix prescription medications, whether a doctor tells you it's okay to try it or not. In fact, antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs aren't the safest nor the most effective route in curing depression or anxiety. You always, always have the choice of doing it the natural way, which will tackle the problem at its route without pumping your body full of chemicals and leaving you with numerous side effects.
Avatar f tn Similar to yourself, I too have anxiety without Depression. I was also given Lorazapam and take it as needed, mostly to sleep though. BUT...I was also prescribed Lexapro, please keep in mind that some of these meds that are for depression are also prescribed to help with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. If you are just a "worrier" by nature, you could very well have GAD. I am on a VERY low does of Lexapro (10mg), and it helps with my daily nervousness.
541196 tn?1293552936 I take Lexapro for depression and anxiety. It has really helped me tremendously. I am also diabetic and take Janumet. I would like to become pregnant soon and was wondering if anyone had experience with Lexapro while pregnant/breastfeeding. Do you know if it's approved or known safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Avatar f tn Hey guys i just found this community, im housebounded its been 4months my question is is it possible to just stay home and take medication till they kick in then youll have the motivation to go out? can medication help you go out? if so what medication will work for me?
Avatar f tn Is it ok to take Melatonin and amitriptyline hcl together? My doctor suggested trying Melatonin a couple of weeks ago to help me with my sleep pattern. I've been taking it for about a little over a week now and it's helped some. I've been having a lot of stress and anxiety due to working two jobs and also having a broken nose and not knowing what's going to be needed done. I have major cartilage damage to the point where it's starting to deteriorate.
Avatar m tn As for Buspar from a lot of online research many people have had it work for anxiety, as it is just an anxiety medication and not depression. I read hundreds of good reviews on it, so research may say something but I also take weight in what actual people have to say. Spoke with my Dr about it and she agreed that it was worth a shot, and she has had many people who have done well with it.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your advice. My cousin has been depressed/taking medication since the age of 17 he's 31 now, and honestly he's just become worse, and whenever he tries to get off medication he can barely function. That's what freaks me out about going to a psychiatrist. I definitely want help, but I don't want to go numb. I'm still young, and I'm afraid if I start taking pills now I won't be able to function without them.
Avatar m tn I believe that for me not being able to feel good for a long time it has out me into some type of depression. I am just wondering if depression can cause anxiety and can it cause brain fog? My doctor believes that it is a panic disorder but the perscription he gave me for the past month is not really curing anything that is why I believe it has to do with depression.
Avatar f tn Our psychologist claims that the correct medication in the correct dosage will not change you, but correct you. Recently there have been research studies on SSRI's (and Zoloft is one of these) which has shown that children who do not take medication and suffer from severe anxiety actually lose "brain cells"; while those children taking the SSRI did not lose any brain cells. But, this research is very new and as far as I know, it has not been proven to be "fact".
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 m tn Well, if you're feeling very depressed and feeling very anxious. As for medication, you should first try therapy and lifestyle changes if you're able. Medication comes in if other means have failed and your life is unmanageable. This is basically any form of medicine -- you do the least invasive first and if it doesn't work then you look into the more invasive. Good luck.
1691630 tn?1329366215 I am so tired of my anxiety, stress, and depression causing me to be nauseous a lot of the time. Does anyone else experience nausea daily from these things??If so, does anyone have anything in specific that helps a lot? Thank you so much.
370181 tn?1595629445 I hope this doesn't come out twice, I thought I posted this already, but Ruby, didn't know it was you. What's going on? And for others on here, to the person who used "home" remedies. Medicine is medicine, and if not done right, nothing right happens.
Avatar n tn What affects one person will not affect another. Physical symptoms are very common with depression and anxiety - but we cannot give you a diagnosis here of course. Have you been diagnosed with depression and prescribed medication? Medication itself can give side effects like those you describe. It is difficult to tell you what is causing your sweats and chills without knowing a bit more about you.
Avatar f tn Im on medication for depression and anxiety. Also occasionally I have a sedative in case I go bizzercerz. Would that hurt my child more than stress would?
Avatar m tn got even worse, and depression now saw dr yesterday and he gave me cymbalta to start taking 30 mg for 1 week and 60 mg next 2 and added 0.5 xanax 3 times a day and to continue taking the 1 mg of klonopin twice a day. i understand the greif process and everything i am going through have talke to grief couns and they agreed that i needed something to assist the klonopin, but is the addition of cylmbalta and xanax safe.
1843685 tn?1319457503 Work closely with your doctor when starting a new medication and address any concerns you may have with him.....he wants and needs to know how you're doing on it, so never hesitate to call him. I hope this helps and I wish you all the best!
Avatar f tn I'm planning on going back onto medication for depression and anxiety as it's got much worse since being pregnant. I think after your first trimester any defects people claim pills can cause are massively decreased because your baby is developed much more. Just go through all options with your doctor first and any cons of pills you may take. Ask to see a counsellor as well as that may help as well.
Avatar m tn ive had nothing but chest tightness, and panic attacks. we tried every medication for depression and anxiety over the course of 5 years. then one day i asked my dr if he could think of anything else. he said "lets try remeron"....why not? i agreed and the first day i noticed improvement. it all depends on the person as to what dosage is best...i finally feel alot better than i did. its almost like im a newer me.