Please respond suffering from extreme anxiety depression feAr and medical PTSD will the right med make me feel like life is worth living again
Theresa ... YES is the answer to your question. It has taken me almost three years but I finally feel like myself again. Three years and lots of
medication. Trial and error. And absolutely no fun trying to find the
right ones. I didn't get any easy answers or fast results. It takes time,
that's the only answer there is. Don't give up on medication too early, give it a chance to work. Judy
hello again theresa06
Medication is not a magic pill to where u r going to take it and everything is going to be okay in your life trust me been there done that an am still doing it... it is a cruch if u will... there r so many other things that u yourself n many others have to do to make yourself motivated etc... meaning u can't just take for instense zoloft and sit in all day and think u r going to feel on top of the moon..not trying to be funny in any way, shape or form... you need a good counselor and if the one u have isn't helping your enough then u need to find another..have u ever consider going to mental health groups..this might be really good for u as well as the meds and counseling..I use to go for yrs and yrs..there r half day groups say from 8:30 am till noon..and then there r one's all day from 8:30 to 3pm..There groups r mixed..meaning different topics such as coping skills..anger issues and the list goes on..I don't no where u live but most all area's have them and if u recieve medical trans they will drive u and pick u up and take u home when your done..or if u have a car u take yourself..just taking a pill is not going to change things u have to work on it in every single aspect of your life... group, meds, counseling, walks... #1 GOD IN YOUR LIFE... PRAYER... best of luck..I truely think the group thing would be great for u,your will be around and talking to people who r in the same boat as u... for sitting in and obsessing makes things much worse... wishing u find peace within...
Hi Theresa - the best thing that helped my PTSD was therapy and lots of it. 22 years all told, 13 of which was with a trauma therapist, which helped immensely. If you have a good therapist keep them and work hard. If you don't connect well with yours, then try another till you get the right fit. Hang in there - EJ23
YES Meds can make a huge difference. For me it took a great PDoc and a therapist and going to NAMI meetings and reading a great workbook on DBT skills. When life seems so overwhelming there is nothing more important than taking care of yourself and reaching out to the help that is out there. Meds were a great first step for me and only after they were working was I able to come out of my shell and then find other ways to get better.
Now I use massage and acupuncture and reiki healing on top of Meds.
Somedays when I was so overwhelmed by anxiety and depression , I had to make myself get up every day and shower and then accomplish things by just working for 15 minutes ( set a timer) on the things that needed to be done in the house.
I hope that you reach out and find the care you need. If you are in the US you can also reach out to 211 to find community resources that you may qualify for
The hardest step is to make the appointments and go but that is the beginning of an awesome journey to wellness
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